Free is too expensive (Economist)
Posted Mar 31, 2012 11:59 UTC (Sat) by jospoortvliet
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A nice solution is
this. If you integrate this in your website, like qupzilla did you offer something which both integrates with package management AND is darn easy. Of course it depends on the distro a bit, openSUSE has one-click-install which, despite needing a few more clicks than one, makes installing something 'over the web' really easy. Other distro's aren't there yet, requiring command line stuff to add repo's you'd need to keep things updated. But if and when OCI gets ported to other distro's we're getting closer to how it should be while staying within the distro's comfort zone. Which a self-extracting tarball or similar solutions usually don't do.
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