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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jabbotts
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2007-09-06

funny, the distribution maintainers seem to do ok managing additions. It's not like Mozilla has to provide a package for every distribution, just the tarball; the basic universal package. Each distribution then chooses to include it through there own manager.. or not.

But, I suspect we're already way over your head on this one.

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