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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kristoph
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2006-01-01

Wow. Really? What are these companies doing to oppress developers (which I guess are the animals in this context)?

You know Metro is going to be like the biggest gold rush in the history of software development. Thousands of of developers, many of them in developing economies, are going to make a great deal of money and improve their living standards.

What do you fear will actually happen?

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

A few dozens of developers, in the "top seller"/"featured" part of the Windows Store, will make massive profit, whereas the others will have almost no visibility. Then Microsoft will introduce the "Windows Developer Program", in which freeware will be made at a loss...

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