Monthly Archives: February 2011

Tech bloggers do not represent typical users

Can we learn something about which package managers users prefer based on published reviews? Given this lack of academic resources on the subject, the primary writings on the subject are found in the popular press and in reviews of specific … Continue reading

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Popularity sort best at mitigating irrelevant search results

Search provides the other mechanism that most package managers provided to allow users to discover packages of interest to them. All of the package managers we studied, except for QuickPET, provided a search mechanism. In cases where the user knew … Continue reading

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