Re: Trust, indeed
"nstalling software a nightmare of compiling and other arcane command line rubbish."
Right - you make a list of programs that need to be compiled by normal users and I'll make a list of the most common ones I use that don't. and the ones I use that do.
Darktable - RAW photo developer
Kdenlive - video editor
Inkscape - vector graphics
MPLAB - PIC programming system
Hugin - panorama creator
Gwenview - image viewer
CUPS - print server
NFSD - fileserver
And ones that I use that need compiling are all my own programs, nothing else !
Don't have to take my word for it - I'm sure others here will confirm