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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RE: KISS
by lemur2 on Mon 15th Dec 2008 23:02 UTC in reply to "KISS"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

I'm personally a fan of the "Keep It Simple, Stupid" approach to software installation and management. Just give me an archive to download and an OS that makes it simple to install applications via drag-n-drop.


For Linux there is "an archive to download and an OS that makes it simple to install applications via" double-click on the downloaded archive.

Will that do?

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