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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You moan about all these 1000 different ways. What you seem to forget is that every single user only needs his very one single way for his distro.

You seem to forget that it's a pain to distribute an application for each possible way that each distro can manage packages.

Windows doesn't have that problem. Each different Linux distro is like a completely different platform because of the community's inability to decide on anything.

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