It's interesting how the same software behaves differently on different PCs.
"Terminal prompts you *ONCE* for your password (since you're doing something admin level, not all the bloody time, whenever it feels like it, even if you're still on the same task, like Windows does)"
I've never had that happen on W7 (GUI or Command Prompt).
At least in Windows GUIs you can pre-provoke "Rights Elevation".
OTOH, I played with 2 Vista laptops.
One behaved just like the Apple ad (the UAC went off constantly).
The other behaved just like W7.
Talking about random password demands, it's fair enough that I have to enter my password to install updates, but why do I have to enter my password to check for updates (in Ubuntu 10)?
What you describe isn't any easier than:
- Locate the program
- Download it
- Start the installer
- Give permission
- Follow the prompts
It is easier to update everything in Linux than Windows though.
BTW, I do use copy and paste for Terminal instructions (once I've located them).
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