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: Still not package management
by braddock on Thu 8th Dec 2011 22:45 UTC in reply to "Still not package management"
braddock
Member since:
2005-07-08

This will provide a trusted source to install from, plugging a infection vector, least for stuff free anyway.


I'm sure Microsoft will make exactly that point when the day comes that they prohibit unsigned apps from other sources on a trusted Windows platform.

An app store is not required for a web of trust. It is a monopolistic security architecture.

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jabjoe Member since:
2009-05-06

It's not monopolistic if you can add/remove/swap repositories (at you're own risk of course).
Of course, I bet that isn't done either.

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