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Microsoft Creating App Store for Windows 8?

These days the talk of App Stores is all about Apple for its iPhone and iPad, as well as the Android Marketplace for those running the Google Mobile OS. RIM, Palm and Nokia are also players in the apps market, so it's definitely the new way to distribute software.

Microsoft could be planning the same sort of thing, but for the full-blown desktop OS Windows 8. According to the leaked slides, Microsoft wants to make it easy for users "getting applications they want, that they can feel confident in, that they can use on any Windows 8 device."

Windows 8 won't be confined just to the desktop and laptop space; Microsoft is aiming to make the operating system suitable for slates, laptops and all-in-ones. While Windows 7 already accomplishes this, the addition of the App Store makes it more crucial for Microsoft to ably handle software offerings consistently across the various form factors.

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(source: MSFTKitchen)

  • back_by_demand
    download.com

    Already exists, next story
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  • leafblower29
    So it will be like steam?
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  • Regulas
    Ah and the "We can copy that" continues at the inventive MS. Good to see they are coming up, I mean copying new ideas.
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  • So it's going to be the same as the various Linux package managers?

    Awesome.
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  • vikasnagpal_v2
    wwho
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  • back_by_demand
    regulasAh and the "We can copy that" continues at the inventive MS. Good to see they are coming up, I mean copying new ideas.Apple copied download.com, but charge you for the privilige, so what's the innovation, to take money off people?
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  • vikasnagpal_v2
    who cares
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  • aaruni123
    Could be a huge success if there are proper incentives for developers. It will be good for developers to have a high profile online store where they can sell their creation.
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  • stromm
    The part I hate about "app stores" is where you're forced to use it and unable to install "any app you want".

    As I said in another thread a few days ago, it's only a matter of time before "workstation O/S's" don't allow "just anyone" to create/install software.
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  • Marco925
    I'll stick with my freedom. Thanks
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