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zealot- you should run linux, LinuxIsPerfect and you dont need to use the command line any more.
victim- cool.
typical linux stuff happens, but victim somehow manages to prevail
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victim- but the version in the repository is outdated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™
victim runs ConfigureMakeMakeIntstall™ and it spews out errors about not having several thousand dependencies
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
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


#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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