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: Awful
by tony on Fri 9th Dec 2011 18:47 UTC in reply to "Awful"
tony
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It doesn't make me "happy" that Microsoft will make exceptions to patronize FOSS. The whole app store concept on these terms disgusts me. Enforced licensing and a huge cut into developer revenue for doing nothing but hosting a monopoly.


From an average user perspective (i.e., no us) app stores are wonderful. They make finding apps easy, installing them a breeze, and updating them automatically hassle free.

It makes computers far more accessible to those that aren't computer savvy.

I don't necessarily disagree with your sour assessment of application stores, however I think it's important to understand why they are so popular and successful (which is why Microsoft is ripping it off).

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