Jan 9th 2008 3:52AM Linux Package Management is great. It's akin to having Windows Update for your Operating System, except it covers essentially every program available.
Sure the choice can be overwhelming but it is a simple matter of searching the repository for what you are looking for. Windows programs don't just materialize. They need to be searched for.
Anyone can place a Windows executable file online, but not just anyone can enter a package into the distribution repositories.
I would much search a repository and tick a box then download a file merely called "setup.exe" and hope I'm not being set up by some Malware author!