RFC: it's so easy ...
On Tue, Sep 19, 2000 at 02:56:40PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> list. Though I am not the best person to answer issues raised on
> microsoft operating systems, I'll try and do the best I can. I am
> given to understand that microsoft offers a program called
> Mediaplayer that would enable you to play music, if that is all you
> are looking for. The simplest way to install this is to start
> internet explorer, pull down the tools menu, and click on the Windows
> update option.
> That shall lead you to a page microsoft has designed to ease
> installation of componets. I thik they have a means of downloading
> and installing media player right off that page.
(sorry for the cut off)
Hi all. This unpleasant episode recall me what red Hat do normally, I
want to say easy of use. Recently i've installed a RH6.2 on my
brother's box (he was frightened by Linux, but he have that cd).
Ok, I've choosed gnome desktop
well, on RH you can start package manager, simply clicking on menu
Apps/System/[some_su_need_app]. Something (who?) ask you for root's
password an that's all.
Now, suppose that this will be true for Debian, you can launch, say,
gnome-apt, hit on search and install a package through apt/dpkg
... is it so easy ? without IE 5.5 :)
I doesn't investigate on how it's done by RH (no time), but i remember
that i've found a program called xsu on freshmet that does something
like that (but i can't compile it).
xsu is a little program (iirc only a file) that simply open a window
and ask for root password. There is a security problem in having a
program like that on debian? Any comment?
Daniele Cruciani <email@example.com>
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