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OS Upgrades Powered By Git 92

JamieKitson writes "The latest Webconverger 15 release is the first Linux distribution to be automagically updatable from a Github repository. The chroot of the OS is kept natively in git's format and fuse mounted with git-fs. Webconverger fulfills the Web kiosk use case, using Firefox and competes indirectly with Google Chrome OS. Chrome OS also has an autoupdate feature, however not as powerful, unified & transparent as when simply using git."
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OS Upgrades Powered By Git

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  • Re:arg (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 09, 2012 @01:32PM (#41598359)

    Command-line is a user-interface.

  • Re:The Dam Tour. (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 09, 2012 @02:00PM (#41598685)

    By the way GIT was developed by Linus Torvalds and he's Swedish, so it's not the USA we'd have to 'get back'.

    He's Finnish, not Swedish.

  • Re:arg (Score:5, Informative)

    by mcgrew ( 92797 ) * on Tuesday October 09, 2012 @02:45PM (#41599257) Homepage Journal

    It always amazes me how often and fiercely the Linux crowd equates banging one's head against the wall with "understanding", "willingness to learn", "freedom", or most laughable of all, "power".

    Odd, the only time I feel like banging my head agaisnt the wall is in Windows. It took months to figure out how to disable the retarded "tap to click" on my notebook. When I installed Linux on it it took five minutes. Windows had it in some icon at the bottom right of the screen you had to click to get to the icon where you could actually disable it, and it was buried half a dozen menus down, rather than being in the "mouse" function in Control Panel where it belonged. In Linux, it was in KDE's version of Control panel, in the mouse settings, three clicks and done.

    It's bad ideas, half implemented, and hastily shipped off to the masses. Lather, rinse, repeat.

    That's Windows, not Linux. Example: Vista, W8.

    It's very rare to see solidly good ideas advanced in the Linux world

    Rare? What solidly good ideas has MS ever come up with? OTOH in Linux I can set it up to boot to a default user and enter your user password for you (as long as it's not root). Why can't Windows do that? And not only am I logged onto the machine and network, all the apps and documents that were open when I shut it down are reopened. Why can't Windows do that? I can have movies as wallpaper, why can't Windows do that? Audacity lists lyrics of songs while they're played, downloaded from the internet. Why can't Windows Media Player do that?

    Moronic "If it's not hard it's not good!"

    Ah, I see... I was going to accuse you of shilling, but I'm pretty sure you're not, but tried some flavor of Linux (probably Red Hat or Debian) and couldn't find the C: drive. Your problem is your youth. Us geezers are used to unfamiliar operating systems; starting with BASIC, moviong up to DOS, then Windows... then Linux.

    Linux is far easier to use than Windows and does far more, is more stable, faster, more secure... Windows can't hold a candle to it. But then, Microsoft is a single company and Linux is many different companies and private developers, far more than MS could afford to hire (because the stockholders would be up in arms).

    Linux is Burger King: have it your way. Windows is McDonald's: you get it how we make it and you'll LIKE IT, serf!

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