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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Each different Linux distro is like a completely different platform because of the community's inability to decide on anything.

Has the author (of this post) ever used Linux?
You dont need to care about every damn distro, only the top ones, which leaves you with basically RPM or .deb. Wow, two systems. The difference between the different distros that are using the same package system (rpm or deb) is so minor that usually it doesn't even matter.
Maybe this is a bit harder for the developer but here's a hint: as a consumer I dont give a damn. I care what makes things easier for ME. Cry me a river.

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