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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Comment by Cody
by Cody Evans on Wed 21st Sep 2011 01:47 UTC
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...and that just killed windows 8 for me. All my excitement for windows 8 just disappeared. On the bright side, this saves me money by me NOT buying a windows 8 tablet, and I now have a nice big spot on a HDD to play with a new linux distro on... maybe even debian gnu/kFreebsd! So many non restrictive possibilites...

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RE: Comment by Cody
by laffer1 on Wed 21st Sep 2011 18:57 in reply to "Comment by Cody"
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Debian kFreeBSD is not a Linux distro. It's a GNU software stack on a FreeBSD kernel. BSD kernel != Linux kernel.

Might I suggest using real FreeBSD rather than the GNU substandard version.

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RE[2]: Comment by Cody
by tidux on Wed 21st Sep 2011 19:15 in reply to "RE: Comment by Cody"
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While there's nothing substandard about the GNU userland, I have to agree that real FreeBSD, or NetBSD, or DragonFlyBSD, or OpenBSD would be the way to go to experience a "new" OS. Debian GNU/kFreeBSD is just Debian with a different kernel.

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