KDE4 questions, two problems

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Sat Dec 13 15:10:29 UTC 2008

Steve Lamb wrote:
> Knapp wrote:
>> If you just type aptitude on the CLI you will get an intresting gui
>> with a lot of power and that leads naturally to the short cut of using
>> it as a CLI program.
>     While I am a fan of aptitude (long time Debian user, so natch) but I =
> fail
> to see how adept is that bad?  Specifically Alan was looking for vlc.  I =
> just
> opened Adept, typed in "vlc" in the search, clicked on "multimedia" and i=
> t was
> 4th option.  Granted this was on 4.2 but the 4.1 version was not any diff=
> erent
> in this regard.

Before I started using Kubuntu I used OpenSuSE. They started using 
"Smart" as a sort of default package manager. Compared to Yast it should 
have been named "Stupid". It didn't have nearly the functionality. Adept 
is just about the same position compared to itself up through KDE 
3.5.10. They've gone for this cutesy interface instead of the more 
functional, intuitive, older style. The "New and Improved" Adept reminds 
me of "Smart".

I'm not a huge fan of Synaptic but find it much better than the "New and 
Improved" Adept.

My ol' gran'pappy used to say, "If'n it ain't broke, don't fix it!" 
Adept didn't need fixin'.

Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

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