Intel AppUp: The App Store for Netbooks

One of the driving forces behind the success of the iPhone from Apple is the App Store, a magical place where you can find millions of applications that do everything from make your life easier to waste time in between press conferences.

Intel is taking the same approach with netbooks, most of which are powered by its Atom processors. AppUp, which was launched here at CES 2010, has a number of different applications, and more will be added every day. The AppUp software will now be installed on every Atom-equipped netbook, and for those who already have an Eee PC or Wind, you can download the software for Windows or Linux.

A quick trip to AppUp shows you what to expect. Along with the download link, the AppUp front page has links for just a few of the apps that are already available, including Boxee, VEEP, Newsy (guess what that's for), and Yoono, a social networking app.

For the Tom's readers who follow us on a netbook or have one lying around the house, please comment and let us know how AppUp is!

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  • Apps are over rated...just get a slightly more powerful netbook and it can run WINDOWS APPS...way more to choose from than even ipod touch app store (and with more useful apps too)
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  • There's an app-store for Linux called [insert name of your local package repository]. It has all the apps you want for free. Then there's sourceforge.net for Windoze users. Paid-for software is dead.
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  • deb_line____There's an app-store for Linux called [insert name of your local package repository]. It has all the apps you want for free. Then there's sourceforge.net for Windoze users. Paid-for software is dead.

    Not dead. Just a second-best option. If you don't check sourceforge first you are doing yourself a disservice.
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