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Windows 8 App Store will be the only source of Metro apps???

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  • http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/windows-8-app-store-will-be-the-only-source-of-metro-apps/14873

     

    Is this true? If so I am not developing for metro. What happens if one wants to make an Open Source metro app?

    This is a really cheap anti-competitive thing to do by Microsoft. Sure they can have an app store but allow normal distribution as well.

    Why is Windows going so downhill since after XP?

    I have used every version of windows from 3.11 and I am extremely disappointed with the way it is going especially with Windows 8. I hope this flops worse than ME.  Also the new task-manager and file copy dialog are deliberate feature clones of software implementations from Linux. It doesn't take a genius to figure it out.

    The reason I use Windows is that it does not behave like an iPhone. I do not want my PC to act like a phone.

    Windows vista and higher are absolute resource hogs.

     

    Why not update XP (slightly) by giving it more hardware and technology support and re sell it as XP 2.0?

     

    The metro screen is like some addware that keeps popping up when you use the computer; when you logon and launch an app to remind you that you can buy things from the Appstore. As far as the UI of windows 8 goes, its Ugly. The flat buttons do not look nice at all. Even windows 9X looks better. Enterprises do not want to use an annoying metro screen. Maybe Microsoft should have expanded Windows Phone 7 to tablets rather than Windows 7 to tablets.

    Saturday, November 26, 2011 10:43 AM

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  • Also I'm not stupid the metro lock down has nothing to do with malicious code blocking.

    If you look at Apple's system's Tablets and phones are locked down but macbook's and iMacs are not. Windows had a reputation of letting you do what you want to do with it but its losing that now.

    Saturday, November 26, 2011 10:48 AM
  • Hi,

    To get a detailed idea of what Microsoft is trying to do with its newest version of Windows, please visit and go through some very comprehensive presentations at the link below:
     http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/


    Irfan
    Saturday, November 26, 2011 1:36 PM
  • Hi,

    To get a detailed idea of what Microsoft is trying to do with its newest version of Windows, please visit and go through some very comprehensive presentations at the link below:
     http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/


    Irfan
    I am aware of those facts. However I am not comfortable with the way it works and the fact that metro apps can only be deployed via the app store. Did you even read my post?
    Saturday, November 26, 2011 2:23 PM
  • Hi again,

    we discuss the Windows Developer Preview, General OS Questions here, the commercial side of the issues involved as well as the broader policy issues are not discussed on this forum.. The best place is to discuss them is at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/, you can select the post relevant to you, ask the author concerned about your doubts and I'm sure they will satisfy you.
    The following link may also be helpful to you :
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh464912#discoverability__commerce__and_user_confidence


    Irfan
    • Edited by Irfanfare Sunday, November 27, 2011 12:47 AM To give the questioner additional resourses of answers
    Saturday, November 26, 2011 3:58 PM