eric at extremeboredom.net
Mon Jan 2 20:34:20 GMT 2006
I blogged about this topic a while ago -
http://eric.extremeboredom.net/2005/07/05/205/ - for my $0.02.
You also might want to take a look at
includes infomation on software that makes it possible to double-click
.deb files to install them.
On 12/31/05, John Nilsson <john at milsson.nu> wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-12-31 at 10:45 +0100, Xavier Claessens wrote:
> > > I think just been able to double click on a file, should
> > > automatically open in the Package Manager and the package manager will
> > > install everything for you.
> > What about using Synaptic instead of clicking on files ? Ubuntu is not
> > like windows, on ubuntu installing programs is *easy* you don't need to
> > click on files. Don't download packages from websites, everything is
> > already included in ubuntu ! Just search in synaptic.
> A solution to this maybe?
> * Patch firefox and friends so that it detects attempts to download deb
> files an suggests to open synaptic instead.
> * A new URI scheme that will launch a package manager with a search for
> the packages.
> > > Also, there are allot of different commands that can be used in the
> > > root terminal, and it is hard to remember all of them. Just a
> > > suggestion that I would like to see in future versions of ubuntu :)
> > If you don't want to remember console commands, just don't use
> > console... If something is impossible without console there is 2
> > raisons:
> > 1) It is not something a noob needs.
> > 2) This is a feature missing in the UI and so open a bug-report.
> I really wish that we stopped calling non CLI needing users for noobs.
> The CLI is one of Linux's strengths and it's a shame to phase it out
> just because some silly word suggest it has usability problems. If the
> CLI sucks, improve the CLI. If a GUI is needed create a GUI.
> Lack of non-CLI isn't always a bug (I think...)
> Even non-noobs needs GUI's for most stuff. Even noobs should learn a
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