Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Dec 2008 15:10 UTC
Editorial InternetNews.com 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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Never Happen
by BluenoseJake on Mon 15th Dec 2008 17:26 UTC
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Proprietary software companies are not going to allow MS to distribute their software, it's that simple. Adobe isn't going to allow MS to provide Photoshop, or any other app. It makes no sense. It gives MS too much control.

And as far as a 3rd party building a package manager, good luck getting the 1000s of Windows App developers to sign on. it's just not doable, not with proprietary software. There are just too many cooks in the kitchen.

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