[kwlug-disc] What's the best desktop distribution?
ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Thu Feb 4 07:53:46 EST 2010
On Wed, 2010-02-03 at 20:23 -0500, William Park wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 08:21:08AM -0500, Adam Glauser wrote:
> > William Park wrote:
> > > - Slackare uses 'tar.xz' (was: 'tar.gz') as container. It usually
> > > has a script to do things after extracting the tarball, mostly
> > > creating symlinks. This is simple, fast, transparent, and robust.
> > > Again, an order of magnitude faster than other distro, in terms of
> > > cpu time and user time.
> > >
> > > - Slackware depends less on online depository. So, you download
> > > original source, compile, install to DESTDIR, make ".txz" package,
> > > and finally install to system. You can install directly into
> > > system after compiling, but that would make uninstalling
> > > difficult. Slackware has no "dependency" issue, at all. Again,
> > > saving me time.
> > The thing I like most about Debian and its kin is the repository.
> > Having one mechanism to manage security patches to packages is the
> > killer app for Linux over Windows as far as I am concerned. This
> > probably applies to the Red Hat family now too, given the advent of yum.
> > How does Slackware approach this problem, if at all?
> All Linux distros and Windows have their own way of updates. Of Linux
> distro, Slackware deviates from the Unix "norm" the least.
> But, when you say "killer apps for Linux over Windows", are you saying
> that Windows doesn't have standard mechanism for updates? I'm a Linux
> guy, but we gotta get over this Windows-bashing...
In a deb-based system, I can upgrade *all* installed applications and
the OS with two lines:
With a minimal amount of setup, I can upgrade all the software on all
workstations in my office with:
cssh my_office apt-get update
cssh my_office apt-get upgrade
Maybe even run something like that as a cron job...
Is there an equivalent method for updating installed software on Windows
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