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tdro micro.thedroneely.com view markdown plaintext permalink aug 19 2022 37 sec 111/50 words

Offline friends, do you think that the Linux ecosystem is increasingly copying the bad parts of software distribution from Windows and macOS?

Surely typing/saying the below Alpine command to install Firefox is way easier than who knows what multi–stage process other operating systems require.

shell
apk add firefox

Google’s search box (rather tongue in cheek) is the most popular command line interface in use today. With , installing and running firefox would just be a phrase equivalent that compiles to:

shell
firefox

On NixOS, we can already do stuff like that. Of course, NixOS lacks a translation/encapsulation layer for imperative to declarative specification — so user friendliness suffers dramatically.

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