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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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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Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

the problem is you and your point.


Which of my point do you disagree with and why?

It is not representative in any way of the total population of users/installations of the given BSD operating systems.


So this comes from the BSDStats website. It clearly means the veracity of information is to be taken with a pinch of salt. Don't you think so?

Vendor want 100k paying customers minimum.


Where did you pick this information? Sounds like you made that up. I'd like to know the threshold for Adobe to decide to finance development of their software on the Unix-based platforms (except OS X). It's definitely a lot, lot more than a hundred thousand users.

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Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

All of them , why because there based on BSD usual lies. GNU/Linux is a mainstream OS sold at Dell , Walmart and best buy and many other's , BSD is not.

No it means the result are not to be used to discuss BSD population or ranking.

Usual manufacturing discussion involving new parts. That's why OEM use the same internal and bases.

You also missed the customers vs user's point.

OS X is BSD based and has ADOBE support , even do they share the smae code base one as user's the other as paying customers.

GNU/linux also as customers and why we are starting to get there technologies :

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/

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