Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Dec 2011 22:24 UTC
Windows Yesterday, Microsoft finally unveiled all the details regarding its Windows Store, which will be the default way to distribute Metro applications on Windows 8. Most of the details are all pretty standard and mirror those of other stores, but there's one interesting twist that is sure to make a lot of you happy: Microsoft has made special exceptions for open source software.
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Free vs adware/trialware
by WorknMan on Wed 7th Dec 2011 23:48 UTC
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On Android (and I assume iOS), there are a lot of apps that are labeled 'free', and so you download them, only to discover that they are infested with adware, or 'trialware', such as games that allow you to play one or two levels for free, but then start demanding in-app purchases to continue.

Does MS differentiate between these types of apps in their WP7/Windows 8 app stores? Honestly, I don't mind paying for apps, but as far as I'm concerned, adware is unacceptable under ANY circumstances. All I want is to know if an app is labeled free, that it's really free.

Edited 2011-12-07 23:49 UTC

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