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]: Package Manager Freeware
by GaBMaTrIx on Tue 16th Dec 2008 04:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Package Manager Freeware"
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Hi lemur2,

You're perfectly right about your comment! The software links aren't check for authenticity and therefore, we can't be sure about security.

This software need to be improved in a lot of different aspects but I think it is a good start.

Do you have a practical proposition about a new security feature? I don't think traditional software signing is appropriate in this case because we download the software directly from the developer webpage. Maybe website authenticity checking along with showing the location of the download to the user in order to gain trust?

If so, please post in in the Issue Tracker here


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