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zealot- you should run linux, LinuxIsPerfect and you dont need to use the command line any more.
victim- cool.
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typical linux stuff happens, but victim somehow manages to prevail
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victim- how can i install the latest vlc.
zealot- sudo apt-get install vlc.
victim- but the version in the repository is outdated
zealot- download the source, ConfigureMakeMakeIntstall™
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victim runs ConfigureMakeMakeIntstall™ and it spews out errors about not having several thousand dependencies
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victim- i ran the magic ConfigureMakeMakeIntstall™ but it failed
zealot- LinuxIsPerfect so you must be an idiot, and you shouldn’t really be using a computer anyway

Most linux dostro come wih a package manager tied to a repository to mask the ugly face of software installation under linux. However, try and compile anything outside of the restricted repository, and one thing will immediately become
apparent:
when you compile software under linux you ARE the package manager

#1 Posted by DrLoser on Dec 7, 2009 3:49 PM

The really depressing thing about this is that I just made it up myself — and somebody else beat me to it.

Well done, Sir/Madam!

Nothing new under the Brown Sky Of Death, is there?

#2 Posted by BinarySpill on Dec 7, 2009 7:35 PM

hai there, i’m Mr Somebody Else, thanks for the praise.

#3 Posted by hoppi on Dec 9, 2009 2:20 AM

add-apt-repository

#4 Posted by DrLoser on Dec 18, 2009 5:52 PM

Regard the wonders of a little half-baked lad from Orpington whose eyes get tired before he reaches the last paragraph…

#5 Posted by garegin on Dec 2, 2011 2:00 AM

what boggles the mind is that this nerd hell was foisted on average consumers. most technicians would fail to operate linux, as I know from working in a shop. it is becoming apparent why most people with money buy apples. for a few hundred dollars you don’t have to deal with buggy, shoddy, software and poor hw/sw integration. nerds enjoy patching drivers and dicking around with compile flags, 99.9999% of people don’t.

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