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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RE[2]: Never Happen
by BluenoseJake on Mon 15th Dec 2008 21:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Never Happen"
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They aren't going to trust a third party anymore either. And adding repositories to a package manager is no easier than going to a website and clicking on the download button, or putting in that photoshop CD and clicking install.

There has to be some benefit to do something like this, and there isn't any, for anyone. Commercial software developers aren't going to sign on, it doesn't make life any easier for consumers, so what is the point?

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