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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by StephenBeDoper on Mon 15th Dec 2008 21:03 UTC in reply to "RE: KISS"
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The proposal I made (linked in the short article) is sounds exactly like what you'd want. Coincidentally, the proposals for the Haiku system implement many parts of my proposal.

Ha, I never made the connection before - but now that you mention it, the "filer chute" idea *does* sound quite similar to the concept you described.

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