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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it could all be so simple
by Bully on Tue 16th Dec 2008 14:43 UTC
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Most programs shouldnt need to throw files all over the place, let alone editing registry.
Just one simple folder where all the programm files are stored. including configuration files.
Delete the folder, all is gone, clean and logic.

Might not work for everything. But for most programs.. this should be no problem at all.

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