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Re:Click-N-Run

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on June 17, 2002 10:03 PM
You can install Debian Linux (http://www.debian.org) or any of it's derivitives (Libranet is the best right now) and have the SAME THING!!!
Click-n-Run is just another GUI frontend to Debian's wonderful app "apt". It's not a "new" thing... just a colorful looking one.
You don't need Click-n-Run to do what it describes.
I'll tell you a few other "Click-n-Run" type things. There's Synaptic, Gnome-Apt and KPackage (just to get started). They all do the same frigging thing,
So, save yourself the money (and the subscription because the apps they "offer" are free already!! so don't pay for "access" to them... they're free!). Buy Libranet (half the price), install it, join their awesome mail list for any questions, and you're ready to go. You don't need Lindows for that.
Perhaps Lindows is better at implementing Wine for the MS apps... perhaps they are and good for them. But "Click-n-Run" is a BS marketing curtain hiding the real Wizard of Oz named "apt".
So, if you run a Debian-based OS (including Lindows), you can simply type in "apt-get install evolution" and you'll get it. It's that easy without the "Click-n-Run" schtick. Or use Synaptic... my favorite. It's just too easy.
CP

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