[Cialug] Buying a new PC

Jesse Welling jesse.welling at gmail.com
Tue Oct 9 23:26:14 CDT 2007

I have to second the apt-get and synaptic front end vote.
It really doesn't get any more easy than selecting software from a
list and clicking apply. I'll give it to portage that you won't get
much slicker for a source based distribution. But really, I installed
Debian for my mom (baby boomer, very non-technical) and she's kept it
up to date and installed software herself (Sudoku and other games).

On 10/8/07, Todd Walton <tdwalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/8/07, David Champion <dchampion at visionary.com> wrote:
> > I know some people really dig Gentoo, and that's fine for them, but can
> > you seriously in good conscience say that it's easy to use?
> No, but for the parameter in question, easy package management, I have
> yet to see anything as easy as Portage.
> And I'm serious.
> -todd
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