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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Never said I was nice
by BrendaEM on Tue 16th Dec 2008 22:21 UTC
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I thought about a Windows package manager a few years ago, but I didn't want to encourage Microsoft to continue.

Can this article be buried, just a few more years?

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