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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RE: Offline installation
by pixel8r on Wed 17th Dec 2008 03:34 UTC in reply to "Offline installation"
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Is something I find difficult on Linux.

Too bad PC-BSD chooses KDE or I'll be happily using it.

If file is on CD:
1. Insert CD.
2. When folder pops up (depending how your system is configured - you may have to even navigate to your CD directory), double click RPM file (or DEB etc).
<same as online installation from here>

If file is on HD:
1. Double click RPM file (or DEB etc).
<same as online installation from here>

That wasn't too hard now was it?

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