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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ringham
Member since:
2006-03-23

Maybe this is a bit harder for the developer but here's a hint: as a consumer I dont give a damn. I care what makes things easier for ME. Cry me a river.

Yes, I have used Linux, and your attitude is exactly the reason why people don't support Linux. Which, frankly, is fine by me. I have not tried a single Linux distro that I felt was worth my time to continue using.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Do you seriously think Windows consumers care if something that makes things easier for them makes things a bit harder for the developer? Hint: No.

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