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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I agree that MacOS should have a centralized update system. Oh, wait. It does. It's called "Software Update..." The only problem is that far too many apps don't take advantage of that. They should.

NO application other than Apple's own make use of Softwsre Update because... Software Update is closed. It's Apple-only.

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theosib Member since:

Well, that would be stupidity on the part of Apple. I generally like Apple and their hardware and their OS. But they do a lot of stupid things.

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