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OpenOffice Coming to Google Pack?

John Battelle’s Searchblog covers the new Google Pack.

At the bottom of the post:
“I spoke to Marissa Mayer about Pack, and she had some fun stuff to say about it. I noticed no version of OpenOffice in the Pack, and she reminded me this is just the first version of the Pack, and since it updates itself automatically, why, there might be OpenOffice in an update shortly. They are in active discussions, I was told.”

This reminds me of an idea I had a few months back, for a “Synaptic for Windows.” Synaptic is the GUI tool used on Debian, Ubuntu and others to keep the OS and applications up to date, and to install or remove programs. Google Pack is similar to the applications side of this, because it automatically updates the apps that a user has installed on his system, and it appears to be managed through a web page configuration tool. Your apps can always be up-to-date, even if you use an obsolete platform like Windows! Keep expanding this concept and it could become a very powerful idea, even a store like Linspire’s Click N Run warehouse of apps.

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