not in ohio
reply to KodiacZiller
Re: Why do you hate Microsoft Gook luck getting a virus in HKLM, the 'run' key (etc) are admin-owned. It would require the user to be tricked into running the installer as admin.
(I think here we're back into the perennial debate over OS security versus a vast untrained user base that clicks before reading).
Windows has a 'package manager' too, it's called the MS Installer.
Re a 'mere config file' -- I'm not sure the maze of /etc/rc.N can be referred to as 'simple' any more. Sure, foobar.rc is simple in itself, but then again so is the HKLM/Software/FooBarCo/foobar subtree.