Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2011 22:30 UTC
Windows Why, would you look at this. All this time we were expecting Apple to be the first one to flip the switch and limit desktop users to Mac App Store applications and turn Mac OS X into a walled garden, but in fact, Microsoft will be the first to flip this switch. As it turns out, Metro applications can only be installed through the Windows Store - with sideloading only for enterprises and developers (this doesn't apply to legacy applications).
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by Bounty on Wed 21st Sep 2011 16:35 UTC
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It's starting to look like Windows 8 = WebOS.

If Microsoft forces us into a phone operating system paradigm, how could they win? I can think of several ways they could lose, most of which they're hell bent on persuing.

At this rate us old windows guys will be running ReactOS or linux + wine in the future until we fully switch to linux/android. Or something else.

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