[News] Video Proves That Linux Installation Easier Than OS X, Vista Installation

Installation on Vista, OSX, and Ubuntu

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| Shows software installation (Mozilla Thunderbird) on Vista, OSX,
| and Ubuntu.


Very recent items that support this:

Free Agent: How to Compile Free Software Apps

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| Let me start with a controversial statement: Installing
| new software is almost always easier on Linux than on
| Windows or the Mac OS.
| I can already envision the angry e-mail. It'll come from
| the folks who write each month, certain that if they use
| enough capital letters and exclamation points, they'll
| convince me that LINUX SUCKS!!!
| But I'll say it again: Installing new software is, in
| most cases, easier under Linux than under other
| operating systems. I've touched on the simple reason
| why many times in this column. On most Linux systems,
| an app called the package manager takes care of
| software installation and removal.


Another Linux myth shattered to pieces.

Installing Microsoft Script Debugger in Windows Vista,
10 MB

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| First I have to make sure my copy of Windows is
| "genuine," which involves installing an ActiveX
| component (yuck!) or downloading and running a 1.35
| MB program that takes 15 seconds to load and forces
| me to copy and paste a code into a tiny text field. Once
| I'm past the validation step, I click to download and
| run the Script Debugger installer, which leads me
| through six confirmation dialogs before actually
| starting the installation.
| Except the files can't be copied! More cryptic
| dialogs appear. I click Retry several times to no
| avail, then finally give up and click Cancel. (Which
| I'm asked to confirm, of course.) After saying yes,
| I'm sure I want to cancel the installation that doesn't
| work, another dialog pops up blaming me for the failed
| installation: "INF Install failure. Reason: The
| operation was cancelled by the user."
| So I decide to actually read the instructions on the
| page that loaded after my download began. The
| instructions say that clicking "Run" instead of
| "Save" should be fine. Whatever, I'll try saving the
| installer to disk anyway, because I really need this
| debugger. Ten confirmation dialogs later, the Microsoft
| Script Debugger installer finally starts copying files
| to my hard drive.

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