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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Windows has needed this for a long time
by bannor99 on Mon 15th Dec 2008 15:32 UTC
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I've used several 3rd party Windows install / uninstall
programs and have always been astonished by how primitive they are compared to what's available on the free Unices.

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