1) Linus Torvalds has said: ‘One of the problems Desktop Linux has is it’s not made for normal people, and by normal people I mean, obviously nontechnical people…‘ (NOTE: A brief update to that, i.e. to now define ‘Technical people‘ as Developers, Programmers, Sysadmins, IT Specialists, Maintainers, etc.)
My former Muse loves that quote. Her second most favorite ‘Linux‘ Linus quote of mine is:
2) Linus Torvalds says Fragmentation is Why Linux Hasn’t Succeeded on Desktop: ‘I still wish we were better at having a standardize desktop that goes across all the distributions … It’s more of a personal annoyance how the fragmentation of the different vendors have, I think, held the desktop back a bit … It seems to be that Chromebooks and Android are the paths towards the desktop.‘
‘ABnormal‘: “Abnormal is a combination of the Latin prefix ab which means “away from,” and the English word normal.”
Abnormal: “different from what is usual or average, especially in a way that is bad:”
Tests revealed some abnormal skin cells.
Unless you have tried a few Linux OSes you probably won’t understand the need for a “Linux User REpository” that works across all 600+ Linux OSes.
As Linus Torvalds suggests, Desktop Linux isn’t meant for “normal people” who expect their desktop/laptop OS to work for them, and who have absolutely no interest in working for any Desktop Linux OS. “normal people” do not want to deal wid “pacman, apt, apk (Alpine Linux, not Android), dnf, yum, and zypper,” or bother finding one OS out of a selection of some 600+ Linux OSes.
As most readers of this blog understand, I only recommend Linux as ‘Companion OS‘ and/or ‘Secondary OS‘ to Windows 11 or 10. Many of my posts are written wid a focus on attracting potential Windows OS users to the possibilities that Linux offers as a portable ‘Companion OS‘ and/or ‘Secondary OS‘. See the Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes & Windows 11 pages for more info.
One of the many many issues of Linux as a Primary Desktop OS, is not only learning how to use one, but then you have to learn how to add packages ‘n apps. A project like Lure is a godsend for someone who tests ‘n reviews lots of Linuxes (like me) or even a potential Windows user looking to check Linux out.
Majority of printers, scanners, etc. don’t work wid Linux, so finding compatible hardware can already be a pain. It is long past time that Linux makes adding software packages ‘n apps much easier, across all Linux OSes ‘n their varying Package Managers!
AUR (Arch User Repository) is a community-driven repository for Arch-based Linux distributions.
Long story short: it helps install packages not available in the official repositories and lets you get the latest releases.
Technically, AUR builds a package from the source and then utilizes the package manager (pacman) to install it.
LURE is an ambitious idea that could work on any distribution of your choice.
It seeks to be a tool that helps you create native packages for your distribution using a script similar to PKGBUILD.
Yes it does! Great article by Ankush Das, and I only mentioned a few points brought out in it – a great read.
Blogging about Linux is such fun, especially when you see someone like Arsen6331 working so hard to make Linux easier to use across all the Linuxes!
Will add this post to the Windows 11 page…
LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!