Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 23:26 UTC
Windows Ever since the successful development and launch of Windows 7, Microsoft has become ever tighter-lipped about Windows development. Sure, it dropped the bomb about releasing Windows 8 for ARM, but that's it. Nothing on features or timetables (other than 'three years after Windows 7'). Well, the usually well-connected (inside Microsoft, that is) Mary-Jo Foley now claims to have a legit development roadmap - and it seems everything is on track for a Windows 8 beta in September 2011.
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RE: I'll go out on a limb...
by tomcat on Thu 24th Feb 2011 06:33 UTC in reply to "I'll go out on a limb..."
tomcat
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2006-01-06

May I suggest that Windows 8 will introduce ever tighter integration with Microsoft and its affiliate services while also introducing an App "store" a la Apple that is essentially a rip off of what Linux has had available for years in system wide updates and application management. Only Microsoft's App store will be hostile to F/OSS applications or indeed any application that dares to think different. Glad I ditched Windows years ago.


Except nobody cares about a Linux app store.

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