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PackageKit finds sweet spot in quest for universal package tools

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 209.193.43.131] on June 26, 2008 06:40 AM
I don't see what packagekit really does. The interface it provides is very similar to ubuntu's add remove programs app and os updating app, which is a heck load better than using synaptic for installing apps. This is just fedoras equivalent of what ubuntu has. So while i don't see packagekit being necessary for package management for absolutely other distros since ubuntu and linux mint have similar systems to what packagekit offers...kudos to fedora for jumping on the bandwagon for user friendliness and ease, and that's all that packagekit is good for. Once it gets more refined then other distro's that don't have app installation and update ease and friendliness (those that soley rely on synaptic or command line only) wouldn't be bad for them to adopt (i'm looking at you pclos).

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