Eric is grumbling about installing software on Windows. Well, he didn’t hit the real point of pain with Windows yet: upgrading applications. As I’ve mentioned before Window’s package management is broken. Yes, it’s that simple, and the worst thing is that there seems to be no solution in sight. At least not unless every Windows software provider agrees to chip in and create a central repository for upgrades… I don’t see that happening any time soon though.
A few weeks ago I bit the bullet and spent an afternoon to hunt down upgrades for the software I’ve got on my Windows machine at work… What a pain! It only becomes more painful when one knows that
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade works so well.