Mac OS X v. Linux (Was: Re: Ubuntu Boot Up Logo)

UbuWu ulist at
Thu Jun 23 18:23:06 UTC 2005

Magnus Therning Wrote: 

> The packaging system in Debian (and therefore Ubuntu and other

> Debian-based distros) is amazingly good compared to what you find in
> the

> most popular commercial OSs. Having to manually uninstall a program
> just

> to upgrade to a newer version is ridiculous I think, and still that is

> how Windows seems to expect users to behave. It's simply silly that

> software packaging isn't provided by the OS, instead it's up to each
> and

> every software package to provide its own crappy solution.


> /M


> --

Mmm there are no upgrades to newer versions of software in Ubuntu...
only the security updates. By default you only get new versions of
software with a new release of the OS. It would be nice if you could
choose to install a newer version of a program...


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