Intel Announces App Store for Atom Netbooks

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Gnegroni

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Damnit Acer...I hope your newer netbooks actually WORK instead of spending time in the repair shop. Anyhow, good news for Intel and netbooks!
 

huron

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Interesting. I only wonder what sort of applications they might be offering. It seems like we're a little app store happy now, aren't we?
 

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Wont this be OS dependent? I can understand for each company and OS but to those of us that do not stick with the default OS this means nothing. Or does it? If I want a app I just "sudo apt get" it. Plus it's free.
 

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I won't use any apps that I have to pay for (app store caliber that is). That's why I've got winmo phones, enough free stuff to do anything I need. Hell even my BB has free stuff for most of what I want. My netbook is win7, osx, ubuntu so I have no need for "little apps".

Then again I don't twit, facebook, etc. as I have a (real) life :)
 

steiner666

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this is stupid. netbooks are pcs, not proprietary mobile devices. we already have an app store, it's called the fucking internet, and we don't need intel to spoon feed us applications.
 

eaclou

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Ubuntu already comes with what is essentially an app-store, but almost everything's free, also, windows has the internet and google to find and d/l things...
 

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I've always thought app stores were a good idea. AS LONG AS THEY WERE NOT THE ONLY WAY!

multiple app stores can be a pain tho (like having to have steam for some games, something else for others) I think they should all agree on ONE standard, so people can buy their apps from any app store, but can view them all in one place, maybe even have the same account for all of them.
 

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[citation][nom]Matt87_50[/nom]I've always thought app stores were a good idea. AS LONG AS THEY WERE NOT THE ONLY WAY!multiple app stores can be a pain tho (like having to have steam for some games, something else for others) I think they should all agree on ONE standard, so people can buy their apps from any app store, but can view them all in one place, maybe even have the same account for all of them.[/citation]

as long as that standard/framework does not add to the cost of creating applications, then i'm all in.
 

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So now instead of just reaming you a new one with their high OS and software prices they can nickel and dime us to death with an appstore too? I won't like it unless they sell office apps for a few bucks each on there.
 
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