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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Still not package management
by jabjoe on Thu 8th Dec 2011 12:45 UTC
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This will provide a trusted source to install from, plugging a infection vector, least for stuff free anyway.
It might provide a single update source.
But I doubt it will provide dependency (and reverse dependency) systems. If it did though, that would be a big step in the stripping of bloat from the system. WinSxS (and System32, etc) need only have what is used. I doubt they have done this though because of the need to install stuff outside the App Store.
What I'm sure it doesn't do is provide build dependencies and source delivery. (like apt-get build-dep package && apt-get -b source package). That would make doing open source stuff on Windows soooooooooooooooo much easier.

Step in the right direction though.

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