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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zelrik
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2008-02-16

That 'flaw' has been f--king useful to be honest. I do remember people installing software anywhere on their Windows and losing track of them. Linux IS more organized that any OS I have seen so far (which isnt hard I admit). Also for the upgrades... ubuntu does it right or almost as a far as I know, I had no issue at all upgrading from 8.04 to 8.10. I couldnt say the same for upgrading from XP to Vista. Linux might have flows but man seriously... the package manager is a MS-killer.

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