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:: I wouldn't worry about that because people who can't compile programs are generally chased away from Linux itself in the first place. <small>[[User:Who is like God?|Who is like God?]] 22:02, 1 April 2008 (UTC)</small>
 
::: That's always been the myth, but I'm not so sure now, given the increasing availability of preloaded GUI distributions (by Dell and other people).&nbsp; I live in a college town where every engineering major uses Linux regularly, and if they know a programming language at all when they graduate, it's an interpreted one.&nbsp; Further, the reader may be installing it on a machine where they don't have enough privileges to do everything we ask.&nbsp; Finally, compiling a graphics-intensive program like PrBoom isn't as simple as downloading the last stable sourceforge archive, because you have to know certain very specific things about your hardware.&nbsp; PrBoom ran quite smoothly on this Linux machine, but I had to use an old version that was available as an rpm, because even our IT guy couldn't figure out what makefile to use (shhh, don't tell anyone).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [[User:Ryan W|Ryan W]] 23:09, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
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