Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Jun 2010 17:39 UTC, submitted by waid0004
Windows An Italian Windows site called "Windowsette" has published some purported secret Microsoft documents outlining some design and strategy plans for Windows 8. The Microsoft Kitchen blog has provided some analysis of the documents. The documents appear genuine, and there's lots of interesting information there.
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by WorknMan on Wed 30th Jun 2010 07:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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From what I see it appears that the appstore will be run by the OEM rather than Microsoft; a central repository isn't needed but rather infrastructure in the OS itself which allows one to add repositories so that multiple ones can exist


So I guess it will be in fact like Linux. Bummer, I was hoping for only one repository, instead of 9,000 ;) Really, they should be DISCOURAGING OEMs from dicking with the default setup instead of encouraging it. These OEMs are shipping out PCs loaded down with craplets and other undesirables, and then end users end up blaming Microsoft/Windows for the negative consequences. "Oh gee, my computer is running really slow. Surely it's not because of the 30 trial applications the vendor installed that's running at startup. It must be Microsoft's fault ...'

Edited 2010-06-30 07:14 UTC

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