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I was just looking at their 'top paid' apps and I saw "MyRadar Weather Radar (Ad Free)" and "UnZip (Ad Free)" and found that humorous. biggrin.gif

Then there is Media Player Gold, Free Cell, 7z Zip, etc... Gosh, wish I could get this kind of stuff on earlier versions of Windows!!

Oh boy.

Media Player Gold? What is that? Does it play DVDs and Blu-rays? I couldn't understand having such a paid app nowadays without that. For free and available outside the Store there is at least Media Player Classic (Windows only), and for both Windows and Linux there's the open source VLC.

FreeCell? Yeah, that was bundled for free with Windows for many years, so it's awkward to say the least, even more if it's in their top paid list, which means that the best that they could do was to get money from people so that they could get what they already had instead of providing new games, new experiences, above all, more value add.

And 7z Zip? What is that? A scam app? That name alone is suspicious. 7-Zip (the proper name) is both free and open source software freely available on http://www.7-zip.org.
 
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And 7z Zip? What is that? A scam app? That name alone is suspicious. 7-Zip (the proper name) is both free and open source software freely available on http://www.7-zip.org.

7-Zip is LGPL, which means anyone can write their own front end for it. It is probably not a scam, but it is probably unnecessary.
    
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I thought everyone already knew this? Try searching for fable legends tongue.gif
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I'm only annoyed that I can't buy the Windows 10 edition of Minecraft for $10 here in Aus. I wanna play it, I just don't wanna pay nearly $30(us) ($40 aud)
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FreeCell? Yeah, that was bundled for free with Windows for many years, so it's awkward to say the least, even more if it's in their top paid list, which means that the best that they could do was to get money from people so that they could get what they already had instead of providing new games, new experiences, above all, more value add.

I didn't mean to mislead, Free Cell is free. biggrin.gif

I have used 7-zip for a long time, on Linux as well. It's always been free, I'm not sure what the deal is with 'the strange version' in the Windows store. It probably sends the contents of all your zip files to Microsoft.
Edited by BarneyRubble - 1/24/16 at 4:56pm
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Sound about right. The Windows 10 search bar is garbage.

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He as asking about 7z-Zip, not 7-zip.
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BUT BUT BUT....THIS IS WIN10....IT IS UBER AWESOMENESS!!!!....THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WIN10 HATE CLICKBAIT ARTICLE!!!...rolleyes.gif I do hope people note the large amount of sarcasm in that

Windows 10 is free and full of love biggrin.gif
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAC39aXl1Ao and substitute Linux with W10 - arguments are basically the same.
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Rant:

I was raised called desktop versions PROGRAMS and then smartphones came along and started calling them APPS

Semantics. I dont like it biggrin.gif
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Agree. Absolutely dread the word 'app'.
   
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