Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2011 22:30 UTC
Windows Why, would you look at this. All this time we were expecting Apple to be the first one to flip the switch and limit desktop users to Mac App Store applications and turn Mac OS X into a walled garden, but in fact, Microsoft will be the first to flip this switch. As it turns out, Metro applications can only be installed through the Windows Store - with sideloading only for enterprises and developers (this doesn't apply to legacy applications).
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Concession
by Almafeta on Wed 21st Sep 2011 00:34 UTC
Almafeta
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2007-02-22

With such terrible design choices, it seems like Microsoft is conceding the desktop market entirely in Windows 8.

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RE: Concession
by kristoph on Wed 21st Sep 2011 00:36 in reply to "Concession"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

to whom is it conceding the desktop?

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RE[2]: Concession
by umad on Wed 21st Sep 2011 06:09 in reply to "RE: Concession"
umad Member since:
2011-08-18

to whom is it conceding the desktop?


To every other operating system that is a genuine desktop operating system... of which there is only one outside of Windows.

Edited 2011-09-21 06:16 UTC

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RE[2]: Concession
by jptros on Wed 21st Sep 2011 11:17 in reply to "RE: Concession"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

You remember that "Year of the Linux Desktop" thing we joke about? Haha.

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