[Mageia-dev] Teamviewer and X86_64 build . . .

Michael Scherer misc at zarb.org
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.

Michael Scherer

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