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Re: help with site+database

On Thu, Jul 19, 2001 at 09:06:58AM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 05:41:11PM +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
> > The Oracle installation software is written by some really stupid
> > people.  It has plenty of moving X widgets etc to show that the
> > installation is in progress, but in terms of real features it is
> > seriously lacking.
> that kind of broken installer crap is pretty common to commercial
> software.
> it's one more reason for preferring free software. "./configure ; make
> install" is much easier and far more reliable. and "apt-get install" is
> much easier again.
> i half suspect that the installers of proprietary programs are
> deliberately that bad in order to inflate the voodoo factor: the more
> confusing and senseless it is, the more impressive it is to MCSE types.
> or something like that.

Not only that, but a lot of the times the management will have to put
in buzz words like "uses java installer" or some crap like that...

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