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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When I run Widows update, Windows updates - plus some of the bundled software (WMP etc) - if I have a big hole in my security because of a third part app or driver tough. In Ubuntu when I click update - everything - the OS and everything I’ve installed through Synaptic is updated.

The 10,000 ways is a red herring in Ubuntu I can use synaptic or apt, Red Hat, Slackware etc are different OSes as is OSX RISCOS etc.

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