Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Jun 2010 17:39 UTC, submitted by waid0004
Windows An Italian Windows site called "Windowsette" has published some purported secret Microsoft documents outlining some design and strategy plans for Windows 8. The Microsoft Kitchen blog has provided some analysis of the documents. The documents appear genuine, and there's lots of interesting information there.
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RE: Monopoly - "released under NDA"
by jabbotts on Tue 29th Jun 2010 18:45 UTC in reply to "Monopoly"
jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

I'm still giggling about the NDA watermarks. You can bet MS is really pissed at someone unless they are also taking notes from Apple's marketing leak strategy.

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wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

I'm still giggling about the NDA watermarks. You can bet MS is really pissed at someone unless they are also taking notes from Apple's marketing leak strategy.


Speaking of taking notes from Apple; what I find funny is how Linux has used centralized software distribution for decades and Microsoft didn't care to follow their example. But when Apple comes along with the App Store they suddenly decide it's a good idea. Then again, lots of other companies followed suit. I guess all it took is one successful real-life implementation.

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Timmmm Member since:
2006-07-25

Yeah apt repositories and their ilk aren't quite the same. They don't have ratings or comments, and I imagine it is much harder to get your app into it. Finally, there is no de facto repository - you'd have to get your app in many repositories.

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Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

I think the decisive factor was payments.

Although there are a lot of decent free (as in beer) programs for windows, this App Store/repo needs big names to play along to be considered a success. Think Adobe, AV vendors, game studios etc. All these would need a payment system to distribute their software through this mechanism

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

I guess all it took is one successful real-life implementation.
Yeah I like Debian and BSD ports/pkgsrc to!

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