Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Apr 2009 10:27 UTC
Windows Microsoft's "You find it, you keep it" campaign, which directly attacks Apple, has seen another instalment. The first one, with Lauren criticising Apple for its pricing policy and lack of choice, was met with mixed reviews, and I'm sure the second one will not be received any differently. Giampaolo disses Apple for a lack of power and being all about aesthetics.
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RE[4]: That's all nice and good
by noamsml on Sun 5th Apr 2009 13:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: That's all nice and good"
noamsml
Member since:
2005-07-09

Actually, one thing that Windows is missing out on is package management. There is nothing approaching a decent package manager for Windows.

But apart from that you're pretty much spot on. Windows has the power, so long as you're willing to spend the time and effort customizing it.

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Most apps (really app worth using) use one of a small handful of install apps that register with the system so they can be easily uninstalled.

With *nix, there are a a handful of different package managers to install programs with. Granted, it's generally only one per system, but, package managers were needed to solve a problem *nix software installs have that Windows installs don't have: dependencies.

The firefox-3.0.a2_6,1 port for FreeBSD requires 40+ packages (I stopped counting at 25, was only a third down the list)

Okay. I know many of those are already installed on my system, but many are not. And, when I remove the firefox package, all those dependencies remain on my system. Windows app installs don't have that problem.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

No, they don't. Rather than leave dependencies all over the place, they can leave bits of themselves all over the place depending, of course, on how well their uninstaller was done. I don't really consider that an improvement.
. And some package managers, namely apt, don't leave unneeded dependencies around if you don't want them to, use the autoremove function and presto, they're gone.

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