Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 15, 2007 06:01 AM
I was just talking about using dpkg for packages that are vital for the system.
I also wasn't implying that something becomes bad because Windows uses it. I was just speculating on the background of the designers of the distribution.
Your point on using images the way Apple does it is valid, I just don't think this is the best approach for programs in the core system. As I said, I would consider to use the best of both worlds. I wouldn't mind to install 5 different versions of Firefox in different locations, but I just don't think this would be the right approach for other applications such as the x-server, gcc or most types of libraries.