KDE 4 and KPackageKit

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 12:03:15 UTC 2009

Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> O. Sinclair wrote:
>> And I fear the day I will have to explain this application and method 
>> for installing to "new linux user" who may want to play a game, find a 
>> scan application and just scout around for applications... as I am not 
>> even sure myself how to narrow down a search for "kde and games", as an 
>> example.
> [...]
>> Am I missing something really obvious?
>> regards, Sinclair
> Sinclair,
> imho, you are missing synaptic, indeed.
> Although this is not strictly KDE ;-), you can easily 
> explain this application to any new linux user, no matter 
> where she wants to go.

I am aware of Synaptic, it got "pulled in" on my production KDE3 
computer by Apt-on-CD. OK it is more "understandable" than KPackagekit 
or latest Adept but my query is really:
Am I missing something about KPackagekit that is obvious to others? Are 
there usability features I have missed? Are there, well hidden, easy 
ways to search, find, select and present packages?

And where, if anywhere, is something resembling "Add/Remove Programs" 
from Kubuntu Hardy - dead easy to explain for any newbie or less 
IT-savvy user.

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