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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I agree with that, and while they are many different distributions, only a few are worth a try for beginners :

Ubuntu or one of the many flavors of it (Then Debian if you want to go further)

Fedora is a bit more technical and I think the rest are outliars, by this I mean : wouldnt be as fun for beginners.

If anybody can think of any other popular one, let me know.

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