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post #21 of 63
are you guys serious, how is having an app store a bad thing? seriously, how will app store affect your gaming? how will it affect your email reading? your browsing? PORN? it doesnt so quit being so dramatic. Having apps centralized is a good thing just like having centralized gaming... now if some company can release some kind of game store.. hrm... oh wait.

now i gotta hear you guys talk about how dling ur own prorgrams makes u smarter than using the a "app store"
Edited by macro6 - 8/17/11 at 4:19pm
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You can't train windows users
Yep u have to be a OSX user to be trained @ a Apple Store.
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post #23 of 63
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As long as we an still do it the old fasion way and I don't notice it is there I will be fine with it. This will be good for the average user who installs all those random things they see on the internet and get a ton of viruses. But for those who know what we're doing dont punish us.
I think this is good for the power user as well. I hate how every application updates separately, and how many spam you with popups and notifications in the tray. If there was a unified app store with update/addon support, it would really streamline the OS I feel.

Also, opening up an app store, searching the app, and pressing the download button is much less convoluted that going to a web browser, searching google for the program's homepage (and making sure you're not on a malware knockoff/clone page), searching the homepage for the install button, and launching an installer.

For anyone who's had the privilege of using the Linux app repository systems, this is a huge breath of fresh air. It's just sad that MS had to wait for Apple to do it first. Microsoft copies Apple releases almost religiously it seems
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this is ridiculous. a pc =/= a smartphone.
and why haven't apple sue microsoft yet?
You do realize that Linux has had a centralize application front for years now?

I've never witnessed you people freak out over OPTIONS... I thought that was the main selling point for Windows - Here's a novel thought: Most of what we've read about Windows 8 has been a rumor; all of what we've heard about Windows 8 is optional.

Sorry to dispel the intransigent alarmism with logic and reasoning.
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win8 just seems like it will be win7 with additional useless junk for PC's. It's like they're trying to make it an OS for everything (cloud computing if you will) but I think its a horrible idea and OS needs to be specific to the application. I don't want a OS for my phone to be the same as on my PC.
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Doesn't Windows already have an App Store in Zune? They'll probably just expand that.
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Because having applications in one place instead of being strewn across the web is a bad thing?

As long as it gives the user the install options existing installations do then I see no problem with this
    
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You can't train windows users
Why would you want to...they keep IT Help Desks in business.
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You guys need to understand that your average joes doesn't know what is good software to install.
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are you guys serious, how is having an app store a bad thing? seriously, how will app store affect your gaming? how will it affect your email reading? your browsing? PORN? it doesnt so quit being so dramatic. Having apps centralized is a good thing just like having centralized gaming... now if some company can release some kind of game store.. hrm... oh wait.

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This.

Some people on this forum love to act like the "get off my lawn" kind of grandpa.
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