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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GNU/Linux is better
by Moulinneuf on Mon 15th Dec 2008 17:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: What? Has the author ever used linux?"
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It's still a valid point


Its not like there is one central repository for all linux programs

Are you really suggesting there is one for all Windows and Apple program ?

there are hundreds, all with different content, different levels of quality, and different levels of compatibility with each other.

Your talking about GNU/Linux , not windows and Apple.
1 distribution usually as one official repository and one official package manager.

Its not hard to get into alot of trouble as soon as you venture out of whatever distro specific repository you should be using for everything.

I wonder how you survive with a windows system , it's worst.

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