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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Why are they developing for Windows then. Win32 isn't exactly a smooth ride.
Certainly there needs to be incentives but package management has very little to do with if someone is going to write an app for Linux or not.

Edited 2008-12-16 10:28 UTC

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