Linked by Kostis Kapelonis on Sat 14th May 2011 15:43 UTC
General Development Application stores are growing everywhere like mushrooms. While users have initially embraced application stores because of the ease they offer with application installation, developers have several complaints. Division of profits from paid application and ineffectiveness of the screening process are among the major issues. Are application stores the best distribution channel possible? Can they satisfy both developers and users?
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Fanboyism
by renox on Tue 17th May 2011 08:28 UTC
renox
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2005-07-06

Sigh, the author of this articles suffer from a bad case of Linux-fanboyism..

It's simple really: app-store only matter once you convinced an user to have a platform (PC, PDA, smartphone) which can use this app-store.

Linux-distributions have interested only a small number of users on the PC, so who cares that they had an 'app-store' first?
Only the tiny number of Linux users.
So apparently these Linux distribution 'app-store' weren't enough to drive a big number of people to use Linux instead of Microsoft..

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