[kwlug-disc] What's the best desktop distribution?
adamglauser at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 09:49:39 EST 2010
William Park wrote:
> 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...
I'm not Windows-bashing. Yes, there is a standard mechanism for
updating the OS and certain MS products. However, I vastly prefer the
.deb repository method. As Lori pointed out, as long as I stick to
software from the repository, _all_ of the software on the system can be
updated with two easy steps.
With Windows, each time I install an application, I'm forced to think
about how I will get security updates. Do I have to check the
developer's website periodically? Maybe they have an RSS feed? It is
certainly getting better with many of the larger software producers
adding in auto-update functionality, but I've found that the quality and
ease of use of these features are pretty hit and miss.
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