[Mageia-dev] Teamviewer and X86_64 build . . .
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Mon Nov 28 16:49:18 CET 2011
Le lundi 28 novembre 2011 à 15:10 +0100, Florian Hubold a écrit :
> Am 28.11.2011 14:55, schrieb Guillaume Rousse:
> > Le 28/11/2011 11:45, Robert Fox a écrit :
> >> There a few "key" proprietary softwares which make the Linux work a bit
> >> easier to integrate and play nice with the others . . . Like Skype,
> >> Picasa& Teamviewer (to name a few). Other distros get this (like Linux
> >> Mint!):
> >> http://www.liberiangeek.net/2010/04/how-to-install-teamviewer-on-linux-mint-and-connect-to-windows/
> > Why not switch to linux mint then, if you feel it better suited for your need ?
> > I'm more and more concerned about this whole attitude: "you guys should make
> > my own life easier, because other already do it". That's just plain consumerism.
> Uhmm, converse argument would that you want to make your life
> (and also that of other distribution users) harder because you don't
> want to be that consumer-like? Doesn't sound that reasonable to me,
> and please remember, it's not always plain black vs. white decisions.
> I can live without a get-teamviewer package, but just because of the facts
> that i'm able to install/troubleshoot it without help, because i know
> the tools to do this (rpm/urpmi) and doing that for a long time.
> In the end the question should be: Do we want to make the distribution
> just for ourselves, just for the sake of having "our own" linux distro,
> or do we want also some other people to use it, who aren't IT
> specialists, programmers or rocket scientists?
That's a false dichotomy.
Have you seen the price of teamviewer ?
If you didn't, just check :
So if a company can give this amount of money to use teamviewer, I think
they can also spend a little to have a sysadmin able to install it.
For the others people ( ie those covered by "private use" ), that's a
tool for advanced users. Since teamviewer is likely used for remote
assistance, at least one of the participant is knowledgeable in IT.
And so the so-called "advanced users" should surely be able to download
a tarball and run the only executable in the tarball to start it.
That's not harder than doing the same on windows, and people are
perfectly able to do it.
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