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[6]: Never Happen
by BluenoseJake on Tue 16th Dec 2008 10:48 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Never Happen"
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Provide a well documented API so InstallShield and the likes can keep selling tools to produce custom pimped up packages with flashy screens, and leave a Windows release between adding the feature and the actual enforcement.

They already do, and companies like Adobe ignore it, what makes you think they'll fall in line with this?

It would take a very heavy hand from MS, and that would bring in the Anti-trust suits. It would never work.

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