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Hi :)
That is comparing apples and oranges.  

Installing a whole DE is more like setting up an OS and not at all just installing a simple 
program.  Windows doesn't allow people to use a different DE, which is what a lot of the fuss is 
about wrt Win8.  

For most normal programs i use the more complicated "Synaptic Package Manager".  It's search beats 
googling, then i tick all the extra programs i want to install or try out, when i have chosen all 
the extra programs i click on the button "Install now".  Job done.  

With Windows i have to google it.  Each different program needs to be installed separately and the 
different installers conflict with each other so i have to keep an eye on which ones finish when so 
i can start installing the next one.  Each program comes from a different website and there is no 
real way of having complete confidence in any of those sites being genuine or spoofed (and 
therefore really giving me malware).  

If i do choose the Windows route in Gnu&Linux, as i only do  for LibreOffice and Evolution, then i 
do have to google-it for the instructions which i then copy&paste onto a command-line.  It's 
possible to use a point&click route but i find it easier to just use copy&paste.  I don't really 
need to use the ultra-latest LibreOffice so i could choose to stick with whatever gets installed 
when i install the OS.  

Regards from 
Tom :)  

 From: Kracked_P_P---webmaster <>
Sent: Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 15:50
Subject: Re: Installing an OS, was: Fw: [libreoffice-users] Penguins: (Was Corrupt Installer 

On 10/08/2013 10:11 AM, James Knott wrote:
Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
I think we would have more Linux users if packages like LO can be
installed with one "click" of the mouse onto the install file as Windows
does with the .msi file.
That can already be done.  Generally, if a package is available as an
RPM or DEB file, then clicking on it will run the installer.

Have you tried to do that for LO?
How many package files need to be run to install LO on a Linux "box"? 
There are 52 .deb files to run/install in the 4.1.2 64-bit Debian
install, plus the help pack, plus the language pack if needed.

Like to do a single click or double-click to install all of those files?

Sure, there are complete software packages, like Artha and VLC, that
have a single .deb file, but that is not true for all of the software
out there.

I forget how many commands need to be run just to get MATE installed.

it would be nice to be able to have a single file to run, like with
Windows' .msi file, to install LO on a Debian-based system like my
Ubuntu 12.04LTS.  But I have to:
1- uncompress the downloaded file
2 - open the terminal and go to the proper folder/directory created by
the uncompressing
3 - run a command like sudo dpkg -i *.deb
then if you have the older versions, you need to install the "menu" package
4 - do it all over again [steps 1 - 3] for the language packs and help
packs you need to use.

Windows' install is simpler
1 - run the .msi file
2 - make choices in the dialog boxes
3 - let it do all of the rest of the work
4 - install the help pack[s] as needed with a single click or double-click.

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