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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RE: App store model is troubling
by bert64 on Thu 8th Dec 2011 11:59 UTC in reply to "App store model is troubling "
bert64
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Apple don't lock down OSX, it is only iOS which doesn't allow side loading by default, and Microsoft have already followed Apple by not allowing side loading in Windows Phone.

If MS disallow side loading in desktop windows then they will actually be taking it a step further than Apple.

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