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    where the hell is cheese? one more reason not to use linux

    cheese sometimes never works for me

    you should try camorama
    Posted 02-16-2010 at 09:10 AM by baronobeefdip baronobeefdip is offline
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    where the hell is cheese? one more reason not to use linux


    This will never happen in a business environment because there will always be at least one competent engineer per business. In a true business environment employees do not install any software themselves.

    Your complaint is about a very, very serious Linux problem, but as is it is totally wrong. If you do not know how to install software neither for Linux in general nor for Fedora in particular, then it is not a Linux problem, you know. However, the fact that you have to know how to do that reveals a critical flaw.

    The real problem is that in Linux there should be somebody between the user and the developer. If the middle man is eliminated, then Linux will be less good - less flexible, less efficient, less reliable - it will be just like Windows. If it is declared that the user herself should be that middleman, then Linux will not scale - one person can do only that much. If your community is appointed to be the middleman, as it is assumed quietly with most distributions, then you will have to follow the rules of your community - choose wisely, so many distros exist for a reason. No really good option is found yet. Visit distrowatch and see for yourself - no distro has ALL key components current.

    This said, if you use a distro that does not install the compiler by default, what do you hope for?

    "May be this is the reason whey all known repos dont have cheese in their list."

    I checked the most evident places in the decreasing probability of success: - Debian has it. - Gentoo has it. - Arch has it.
    Posted 02-14-2010 at 07:40 AM by AGer AGer is offline
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    Posted 02-13-2010 at 07:21 PM by brianL brianL is offline
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    where the hell is cheese? one more reason not to use linux

    Don't expect computer to do everything for you.
    Linux is a system where you learn to think before you type. It's a system that is here to unleash the power of computers. And bring you understanding of what is going on.

    I can understand you got used to windows glowing buttons, GUI installers and applications, installed in binaries, also having the same standard libraries taken with them into the application install path, when almost every other application has the same libraries brought with them.... It wastes your disk resources. In linux you install those libraries globally. Of course, you can still use a windows-like scheme with libraries in program directory.
    What's the problem with dependencies there? You don't know how to work with RPMs or it's a nasty bug(I had that trouble in Debian Lenny when was trying to install xfce 4.6 instead of 4.4 one, coming with Lenny and finally decided to build it from scratch)?
    Did you asked this on forum?
    Did you use a "-dev" - versions of packages(ones that contain header files, required to compile your application with corresponding libraries)?
    Posted 02-13-2010 at 05:11 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline


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