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linux has a package manager, why avoid it

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I found myself installing software such as Obsidian, Zettlr, Zoom that require downloading binaries sometimes from a website, sometimes from Github. Obsidian and Zettlr offer AppImages that have the ability to update themselves, while Zoom distributes a .deb file that must be installed with root privileges. Linux in general, and Ubuntu in particular, grew out of having a fantastic package manager. It may create a bit of overhead for the developers, but I don't think a company such as Zoom would not have the resources. Especially compared with distributing binaries that require manual updates.

I am getting tired of being treated like a Windows user from the 90's. Linux was built to do much more, Linux users are expecting much more from the program developers they consume.

Tags: #rants #linux-package-manager #linux #ubuntu #binary-distribution

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