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Re: [opensuse] Linux will never overtake Windows
  • From: J Sloan <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 11:27:44 -0800
  • Message-id: <45B26D30.5000906@xxxxxxxxxx>


JB wrote:
> On Saturday 20 January 2007 07:03, Matt Stamm wrote:
>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: "Alexey Eremenko" <al4321@xxxxxxxxx>
>> Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2007 11:14:15 +0200
>>
>>> Well, this article point at two well-known problems: cross-distro
>>> packaging and cross-distro compatibility. Those problems are old as a
>>> linux world. Which doesn't prevents my father and mother use Linux
>>> successfully.
>>>
>>> There are many solutions that try to solve both problems (such as
>>> Autopackage and klik), but the most serious undertake is the LSB, The
>>> Linux Standards Base.
>> He makes a valid point. From the average user's point
>> of view, some things tend to install easier with Windows.
>
> Especially things like, trojans, worms, viruses, malware, ad nauseum, heh
> heh.
>
>> My most recent experience, went to a website that required
>> flash-player 9. On windows the download and install
>> went smooth. On my linux suse-10 the install didn't go
>> as smooth, the rpm provided by Adobe installed the plugin
>> in the wrong place, something like /usr/..., but it
>> was supposed to go /opt/MozillaFirefox/..
>
> I'm still with 9.3 and in /opt/<browser> all the libflashplayer.so's are
> linked to /usr/lib/browserplugins all except for in /home/me/.firefox
> and .mozilla
>
>> I love linux, using since suse-8, would never go back to
>> windows, but windows does make some things easier on
>> the "average joe"
>
> When I was still using M$, the only thing it made easier for me was to cuss
> the system and kick the side of the tower every once in a while, which I know
> didn't help the the system get any better, but picturing BG's face on the
> side of the tower while giving it a few good bumps with the side of my foot
> made *me* feel better.

I'm using suse 10.1 and browser plugins are also in /usr/lib/browser-plugins.
The various browsers all have symlinks to that directory. So the problem the
OP reported is completely a non-problem.


Joe
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