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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RE[3]: Awful
by WereCatf on Thu 8th Dec 2011 08:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Awful"
WereCatf
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and we're the users who are your potential income!


Indeed. If users aren't aware of the application or game at all then there's also no income.

You want users to give up their freedoms and privacy so you can have a convenient method of selling your wares?


Complain to the appropriate party instead of the developer. Developers aren't responsible for maintaining the app store or its policies.

By your logic bubble gum brands should only be sold at one retailer (Walmart), and also only be made available, too, through credit card purchases and only with special (Walmart (tracked) candy, user accounts. That's total BS, and well you know it!


Oh, really? Where did I say anything even remotely like that? Please, do point me to a direct quote. Besides there is nothing stopping the developer from selling their applications or games on BOTH the app store and on their own website, but in your rage-infuced state you are blissfully ignorant of that fact.

Listing your wares through major geeks, Softpedia, etc, isn't that difficult and it's still very effective.


Perhaps, if your target audience is geeks.

So far I haven't met a single non-geek person who had ever even heard of Softpedia or similar services. Besides, how about e.g. Download.com bundling adware with software ( http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/12/06/014244/downloadcom-bundling... ), including F/OSS software? A geek would know something's wrong but a non-geek wouldn't. A generic app store that's handled even remotely responsibly protects the users from atleast this kind of stuff, something that you again decide to blissfully ignore.

it gives the end user some level of privacy, anatomy and it fosters competition.


I hope that's a typo.

Get your head out of your self serving hinder parts and start considering the socio-political ramifications of the infrastructure you're espousing.


Pot calling kettle black.

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