Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 23:26 UTC
Windows Ever since the successful development and launch of Windows 7, Microsoft has become ever tighter-lipped about Windows development. Sure, it dropped the bomb about releasing Windows 8 for ARM, but that's it. Nothing on features or timetables (other than 'three years after Windows 7'). Well, the usually well-connected (inside Microsoft, that is) Mary-Jo Foley now claims to have a legit development roadmap - and it seems everything is on track for a Windows 8 beta in September 2011.
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I'll go out on a limb...
by cmost on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 00:45 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

May I suggest that Windows 8 will introduce ever tighter integration with Microsoft and its affiliate services while also introducing an App "store" a la Apple that is essentially a rip off of what Linux has had available for years in system wide updates and application management. Only Microsoft's App store will be hostile to F/OSS applications or indeed any application that dares to think different. Glad I ditched Windows years ago.

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RE: I'll go out on a limb...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 13:52 in reply to "I'll go out on a limb..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Actually Linux distros didn't come up with the idea system wide application updates .. It was actually first on Windows back in the 90s with a product called Oil Change ...

More here ..

http://www.cybermedia.com/products/oilchange/ocreview.html

http://penguinday.wordpress.com/2010/08/11/the-package-manager-is-c...

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RE[2]: I'll go out on a limb...
by joekiser on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 14:12 in reply to "RE: I'll go out on a limb..."
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

Hah! I remember that crap. Came with FirstAid 95. Did not work well with programs you had installed on your own...then again, neither does any current package management system for Linux/BSD.

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RE: I'll go out on a limb...
by tomcat on Thu 24th Feb 2011 06:33 in reply to "I'll go out on a limb..."
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

May I suggest that Windows 8 will introduce ever tighter integration with Microsoft and its affiliate services while also introducing an App "store" a la Apple that is essentially a rip off of what Linux has had available for years in system wide updates and application management. Only Microsoft's App store will be hostile to F/OSS applications or indeed any application that dares to think different. Glad I ditched Windows years ago.


Except nobody cares about a Linux app store.

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