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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by ari-free on Mon 15th Dec 2008 22:24 UTC
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Linux package management probably wouldn't be so bad if there was only one standard platform instead of all these distros.

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by elliott1787 on Tue 16th Dec 2008 04:58 in reply to "linux"
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That would mean the community would have to decide on the best way of doing things, which isn't going to happen. The great thing is, we don't have to decide, if you don't like something in a specific distribution or application, use something else or make your own. Some people don't like this freedom of choice, so they use something proprietary and conform to the system instead of the system conforming to them.

If some dictator ever did decide that everything was going to be done one way and one way only in Linux, there would be a lot of projects forking off and doing things their own way.

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