Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Dec 2008 15:10 UTC
Editorial InternetNews.com 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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Member since:
2006-05-26

The result is here: http://bsdstats.org

You can't rely on bsdstats to compare the various BSDs as PC-BSD has bsdstats enabled by default.
Or do you think that, as example, there are less than 6000 boxes running FreeBSD or just 5 in Canada running OpenBSD?

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Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

I didn't know about that. This alone calls the veracity of BSDStats data into question.

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Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

No , since the problem is you and your point. Not the data veracity. BSDstats show stats about what people who use the software does nothing more.

"This sample represents users of the given BSD operating systems that opted in to install a data collection program. It is not representative in any way of the total population of users/installations of the given BSD operating systems.

More specifically, we are trying to demonstrate to hardware and software vendors out there that *BSD should be viewed as a serious operating system, not just as a hobbyist system, for support (ie. hardware drivers) purposes."

Do you really think that 28,170 user's is showing anything ? Vendor want 100k paying customers minimum.

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