Desktop Linux survey

Alexander Toresson alexander.toresson at
Thu Aug 24 22:32:42 CEST 2006

On 8/24/06, Joe Klemmer <klemmerj at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 07:28 +0200, Pau Ruŀlan Ferragut wrote:
> > >You know, I sometimes wish I could get over my anti-Debian feelings […] That
> > >and their whole package/program naming scheme (which I really find
> > >stup^H^H^H^H annoying) is more than I can overcome.
> >
> > No I do not know. apt-stuff is the best thing ever since slashed bread and
> > Xfce ^_^
> >
> > I could have understood that you did not like the rationale non-free software,
> > the GPL for documentation and alike (call them zealots if you wish). But about
> > dpkg…
>         dpkg is no different than rpm.  They are package formats only.  The apt
> tools are an independent utility that also was ported to rpm.  The rpm
> based distros now have yum, which is the equivalent of qpt, so there's
> no advantage for Debian there.

Yes, they're trying to do roughly the same thing, but I wouldn't say
that they're equivalent just for that...

Regards, Alexander Toresson

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