I agree entirely. Some people might object to this but I think that
something along the lines of InstallSheild for Linux is needed. This
should make installing packages a doddle for newbies/windows users. They
shouldn't really need to go to a console to type a long rpm command with
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John P. Looney [SMTP:jplooney-ilug at linux.ie]
> Sent: Thursday, November 25, 1999 11:24 AM
> To: 'ilug at linux.ie'
> Subject: Re: The rise of linux (was RE: [ILUG] Pre configured
>> On Thu, Nov 25, 1999 at 11:04:41AM -0000, Jakma, Paul mentioned:
> > It's mind-boggling. A lot of people on this list are long-time linux
> > Think back to when you first installed it. You sat in front a very
> > down unix-like box, maybe with a really clunky fvwm or twm GUI, if
> you were
> > lucky. Did you think it would get this far? Then after you'd used it
> for a
> > couple of months, weren't you sure?
>> Though, in many departments, installing slackware from floppy wasn't
> much harder than installing extra stuff on RedHat today. Example. I'd
> installed RedHat 6.1 for my brother. He said "What's the story with
> Staroffice?". I showed him the RedHat applications CD, that has a
> StarOffice RPM on it. I was thrilled at how I was showing him how easy
> was to install it - just "rpm -i /mnt/cdrom/StarDivision/*.rpm"
>> Then it said "insufficent disk space on /" - smeg. It's trying to
> into /opt. This stupid idea on StarDivisions part makes life a lot
> Sure, I know that I can make /usr/opt, make a link, install it, and
> link /usr/opt/Soffice50/bin/soffice to /usr/bin/soffice - but a
> sure wouldn't. Linux and it's apps have a hell of a way to go yet.
> Microsoft. The best reason in the world to drink beer.
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