Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Dec 2011 22:24 UTC
Windows Yesterday, Microsoft finally unveiled all the details regarding its Windows Store, which will be the default way to distribute Metro applications on Windows 8. Most of the details are all pretty standard and mirror those of other stores, but there's one interesting twist that is sure to make a lot of you happy: Microsoft has made special exceptions for open source software.
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The big difference
by aaronmcohen on Thu 8th Dec 2011 00:51 UTC
aaronmcohen
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2011-09-19

I think the big difference is that MS will not be making money from the store. Rather they are going to be protecting the revenue from Windows.

Personally I feel their entrance into the Market will make other AppStores better. I wonder how other Windows Specific App stores like Steam are going to survive.

BTW... Yes I know Steam is also on the mac.

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RE: The big difference
by Spiron on Thu 8th Dec 2011 11:08 in reply to "The big difference"
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2011-03-08

Probably the same way as they always have, this most probably won't be offering alot of those products. You must also keep in mind that this won't be the only way to install programs on Windows (except for Metro ones i believe) there shall still be other ways including the ones available now

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