Linux, Click 'n' Run

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Riverrun, Dec 6, 2007.

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  1. Riverrun

    Riverrun Registered Member

    Feb 19, 2007

    Found the above the other day and I'm wondering what the Linux enthusiasts think of it. On the face of things, it seems to greatly facilitate the installation of new packages in Ubuntu.

    ''CNR is a FREE and easy way to access over 37,264 desktop Linux products, packages and libraries, all with a single mouse click.''

    To take advantage of the service, the following repositories must be enabled:

    deb gutsy-extra main restricted
    deb-src gutsy-extra main restricted

    I'm wondering if this is such a good idea and I'd be interested to find out what people think.

    It's not that installing apps. in Ubuntu is difficult, quite the reverse, it's just that the program descriptions are oftimes sketchy and sometimes downright poor making it difficult to choose especially for noobs like me. CNR offers to overcome this hurdle somewhat by providing plenty of information at least according to the blurb and this makes it attractive to the beginners.

    ''CNR makes the finding of the right piece of software easy to do, with user reviews, screenshots, descriptions, charts, and so on.''

    They seem to me to be somewhat in opposition to the general Linux philosophy and are perhaps intent on capitalising on the increasing popularity of Distros like Ubuntu. Witness the following:

    ''CNR also offers dozens of commercial Linux software titles for sale''

    To tell you the truth, they sound like a bunch of 'Cyber-Privateers' to me. Wonder if the commercial Linux products are oper source and if they're not what else is bundled up with them?
  2. Clowny

    Clowny Registered Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    Adept with Kubuntu is good enough for me, and I'm still a noob with Linux.
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