[oclug] Good Point
iwormsbe at nortelnetworks.com
Fri Mar 23 08:48:49 EST 2001
I admit that I am not familiar with debian. I am aware of apt-get though, but my
understanding was that you can't get bleeding edge programs, which it seems are the
programs that people are suggesting. Can you get X 4.0.3? Or Kde 2.1? If you can,
then I will make the switch to Debian, but my understanding is that you can't get
these programs unless compiling from source or using cvs, which, for most users, is
far to much hassle to be bothered.
"Michael H. Collins" wrote:
> Have you tried 'apt-get upgrade' A no brainer, and you can keep working
> while it is upgrading.
> Conectiva is what I use.
> Ian Wormsbecker wrote:
> > I think that is something that needs to be worked on with linux. Most people
> > don't have time to spend an afternoon upgrading once a week. I understand
> > maybe Ximian and other players are trying to fix this, but I think there needs
> > to be an easier way to upgrade frequently. I think that would make linux more
> > useable on the desktop for many IT departments.
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