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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by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 15th Dec 2008 20:27 UTC in reply to "KISS"
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I'm personally a fan of the "Keep It Simple, Stupid" approach to software installation and management. Just give me an archive to download and an OS that makes it simple to install applications via drag-n-drop.

The proposal I made (linked in the short article) is sounds exactly like what you'd want. Coincidentally, the proposals for the Haiku system implement many parts of my proposal.

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