Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Dec 2008 15:10 UTC
Editorial states: "Microsoft (or a really smart ISV) should build a full application manager for Windows, similar to what most Linux distributions do today." Most Windows applications come with their own distinctive updating mechanism (much like Mac OS X), instead of having a centralised updating location like most Linux distributions offer. While it certainly wouldn't be harmful for Windows to gain such a feature - the question remains: isn't it time we rethink program installation and management altogether?
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What? Has the author ever used linux?
by neozeed on Mon 15th Dec 2008 15:26 UTC
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The answer is NO. It's not broken.

Look the problem with linux has been the 10,000 distros, and the 10,000 ways to do a single action.

The last thing we need is 10,000 variations of the control pannel. I don't want apt-update,pkg_add,yum,yast,.... The linux way is ocmplete chaos.

Frankly it isn't broken, it works just fine, thankyou very much.

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