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Which methods of installing software do you prefer?

Survey period: 31 Jan 2022 to 7 Feb 2022

Anyone else miss "Please insert the disk: 10"? I thought not.

Download an installer, double click. Done.68483.82
Let the OS tools manage the installation via an app-store17621.57
Download a container (eg docker pull)627.60
Command line tools (eg apt-get)18923.16
Download the binary directly and move it into place20525.12
Downloading the source, building and moving it into place myself779.44
Installing from physical media10212.50
Getting someone else to do it for me516.25
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

GeneralThe old way Pin
john morrison leon5-Feb-22 1:30
Memberjohn morrison leon5-Feb-22 1:30 
GeneralOther: <strike>Downloading</strike> Writing the source, compile and move into place Pin
CodeWraith3-Feb-22 23:28
MemberCodeWraith3-Feb-22 23:28 
GeneralRe: Other: <strike>Downloading</strike> Writing the source, compile and move into place Pin
trønderen4-Feb-22 6:58
Membertrønderen4-Feb-22 6:58 
GeneralRespect for defined conventions Pin
trønderen2-Feb-22 18:31
Membertrønderen2-Feb-22 18:31 
GeneralRe: Respect for defined conventions Pin
den2k883-Feb-22 3:24
professionalden2k883-Feb-22 3:24 
GeneralRe: Respect for defined conventions Pin
trønderen3-Feb-22 8:26
Membertrønderen3-Feb-22 8:26 
GeneralRe: Respect for defined conventions Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)4-Feb-22 5:19
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)4-Feb-22 5:19 
GeneralGame installs depend on platform Pin
maze32-Feb-22 5:17
professionalmaze32-Feb-22 5:17 
GeneralMissing option Pin
Gary Wheeler1-Feb-22 2:03
MemberGary Wheeler1-Feb-22 2:03 
GeneralRe: Missing option Pin
PSU Steve1-Feb-22 4:33
professionalPSU Steve1-Feb-22 4:33 
GeneralRe: Missing option Pin
trønderen2-Feb-22 18:54
Membertrønderen2-Feb-22 18:54 
GeneralRe: Missing option Pin
Gary Wheeler3-Feb-22 1:28
MemberGary Wheeler3-Feb-22 1:28 
GeneralPortable Version Pin
Jacquers31-Jan-22 20:38
MemberJacquers31-Jan-22 20:38 
GeneralRe: Portable Version Pin
den2k8831-Jan-22 21:21
professionalden2k8831-Jan-22 21:21 
GeneralCould we have a survey on most disliked options next? Pin
Dan Neely31-Jan-22 3:27
MemberDan Neely31-Jan-22 3:27 
GeneralRe: Could we have a survey on most disliked options next? Pin
matblue251-Feb-22 7:04
professionalmatblue251-Feb-22 7:04 
GeneralDepends on the situation Pin
Simon_Whale30-Jan-22 23:55
professionalSimon_Whale30-Jan-22 23:55 
GeneralWhy the heck... Pin
Sander Rossel30-Jan-22 23:23
professionalSander Rossel30-Jan-22 23:23 
GeneralRe: Why the heck... Pin
obermd1-Feb-22 3:27
Memberobermd1-Feb-22 3:27 
GeneralRe: Why the heck... Pin
Sander Rossel1-Feb-22 4:01
professionalSander Rossel1-Feb-22 4:01 
GeneralRe: Why the heck... Pin
trønderen2-Feb-22 19:31
Membertrønderen2-Feb-22 19:31 
GeneralRe: Why the heck... Pin
den2k883-Feb-22 3:28
professionalden2k883-Feb-22 3:28 
GeneralRe: Why the heck... Pin
trønderen3-Feb-22 7:43
Membertrønderen3-Feb-22 7:43 
GeneralSometimes ... Pin
Amarnath S30-Jan-22 20:30
professionalAmarnath S30-Jan-22 20:30 
GeneralDepends on the software Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)30-Jan-22 18:50
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)30-Jan-22 18:50 

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