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Images of the new Windows App Store have emerged, showing similar functionality to not only Apple’s App Store, but also the Ubuntu Download Center.

From what we see here, it suggests one will be able to download a vast number of applications, ranging from games to office applications. With applications available like Opera and Angry Birds, it’s clear that Microsoft are following suit with other content providers by opening up to third-party applications.
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This could make discovery of quality applications very simple and quick.
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What is this, i don't even...
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Would make fresh installs much less painful.

I hate going to dozens of websites to download all of the essentials.
Edited by CRosko42 - 4/11/11 at 7:09pm
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I'm okay with this.
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Oh dear God - they are using "App Store."

They better get lawyered up (as if MS ever isn't) and prepare for Apple.

PREPARE FOR APPLE!

That sounds so dumb.
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I'm lovin it.

BAHTAH BUM BUM BUM!

Way to continue to steal from Linux, but beats not having it.
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Definitely a helpful feature (as long as Microsoft doesn't attach fees, well maybe a tiny bandwidth related fee).

I hope there are user reviews too.

I wish they would call them "applications" though, I don't like the "app" buzzword spreading to PCs.
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Originally Posted by Kaldari View Post
Oh dear God - they are using "App Store."

They better get lawyered up (as if MS ever isn't) and prepare for Apple.
I can swear there was a lawsuit awhile back between them about "app store" name copyright crap.

But this isn't bad, makes it a lot easier than having to look around a million sites to get something you want (sort of like filehippo)
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post #9 of 89
Woo. One step closer to a linux style repository.


This should have happened years ago. A moderated app store should drastically cut down on the amount of malware on the net, since with the right marketing the computer illiterate will first think to check the app store rather than just downloading the first .exe they find on google.


One of my biggest grievances with Windows is that I can't just pacman -Ssi <application name> to get what I need like I do in Arch linux. I always have to navigate the minefield of google search results to find the one app that isn't a virus or bloated shareware.
    
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Originally Posted by CRosko42 View Post
Would make fresh installs much less painless.

I hate going to dozens of websites to download all of the essentials.
Centralized package management is truly awesome. It's about time Windoze joined the 21st century... Linux has had this for years...
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