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[4]: Never Happen
by BluenoseJake on Mon 15th Dec 2008 22:08 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Never Happen"
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Microsoft could institute a "my way or the highway" . They certainly have the power to do so

No. They would be attacked by every industry group, trade regulator, and western government for anti-trust violations.

It would be bloody, quick and painful.

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