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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by renox on Tue 16th Dec 2008 20:23 UTC
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On Windows, application don't ask you for upgrade each time you launch it, but each time there was an upgrade.

Mature applications aren't upgraded that often, so this is not the big issue that the author wanted to point out.
That said, on XP Microsoft upgrade process suck ass, yes I installed a fix and no I don't want to reboot now, I don't need to be nagged repeatedly!!

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