Originally Posted by tadawson
The issue is that the .run file works on pretty much *ANY* Linux system. The "apt-get" stuff is distribution-centric . . . .
Myself, I praise the portability. I tend to *NOT* use the stuff that comes with a distro, since it tends to be old and outdated, but that's just me . . .
For that you should know how to use the console, how to install kernel development headers, invoke sudo, etc. Normal people shouldn't be bothered with these tricks - it just shows that Linux is still unusable on the desktop.