Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

klik: True click-and-run software

Filed under
Software

Debian's APT makes installing software a breeze: you just run apt-get update&&apt-get upgrade to download and install the latest versions of all your software, or apt-get install widget to install widget on your machine. Pretty easy and painless. But now there's something available that's even easier and more painless: klik.

APT is cool, but it still has a few limitations, as do all other software install methods on Linux. klik attempts to resolve all of these issues.

Press OK whenever you're prompted to during the install, and soon you'll be ready to go. Konqueror will open to the klik home page, and you can start installing software the" klik and easy" way.

For instance, what if you want to try the latest beta of OpenOffice.org 2.0 (OOo), but you don't want to mess with actually installing it on your system? Just find the link to the klik package at http://klik.atekon.de (it's currently on the home page), click on it, and soon (depending on your connection speed), OOo beta will open and run on your system.

Full Article.

More in Tux Machines

Android Leftovers

Linux 4.8.14

Turns out I'm going to be on a very long flight early tomorrow morning, so I figured it would be good to get this kernel out now, instead of delaying it by an extra day. So, I'm announcing the release of the 4.8.14 kernel. All users of the 4.8 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.8.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.8.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... Read more Also: Linux 4.4.38 Linux Kernel 4.8.14 Hits the Streets with Numerous Networking Improvements, More

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Zorin 12

This version of Zorin is a great step forward. It has a renewed sense of purpose and stands out in its own right as a decent Linux distribution. I think Zorin should follow Mint's lead and stick with aligning itself to the Ubuntu LTS release. This gives the developers more time to push it along at their own pace. All in all a decent alternative to Linux Mint and Ubuntu. Read more