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Re:ummm -- ease

Posted by: Skia on June 18, 2002 01:56 AM
I believe a major factor was likely the desire to avoid the update agony of RPM based updating. See the article Is RPM Doomed?
http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2002-06 -17-005-26-OP-SW

and then compare that with the ease of the Lindows Click-N-Run:
http://www.lindows.com/products_clicknrun_whatis.p hp

The mass market is not a geek market. If you were trying to sell to a large, new market of Linux newbies, which route would you choose?

(Eazel was also headed in the direction of easing support and maintenance over the net. If they had survived, they might also have been a contender.)

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