Markets seem more friendly to use than what we used to use in the decades past. You know, getting CDs and installing software, or downloading the exe hoping the shareware is not a trojan. The AppStore concept should have being born in the PC sector. Better late than never.
The original appstore really are the Linux's repositories. That was the first time I started to just pick out the apps from a list and they would get installed automatically. Nobody took notice of that because the open source movement does not have a big marketing department... maybe the should get one!
I am yet to check out this "app" store , but if there were enough free applications, it could work well. Having a collection of netbook optimized software would be handy, rather than the current trial and error when seeing if a particular application is netbook friendly.
I heard rumours that MS were going to add some sort of an "app" store to Windows 8. Currently 90% of my software I download anyway, so I wouldn't object if I could source them all in the one place and then download from a nearby mirror.
All that the devs and app store hosts see are dollar signs...all i see is garbage and bloatware. The net if full of very useful and totally free programs. For those that didnt know, the net doesnt stop at facebook and itunes/appstore. Its ok to go out there and see what cool programs people have come up with. Heck you never know, you might even learn something new!
This is really good and it's something linux had for years. After trying on Win7 I was amazed at how difficult is to find that application, install it, update it. Went back to Ubuntu in a minute. That's something MANDATORY for ANY system, not only netbooks.
[citation][nom]mihaimm[/nom]This is really good and it's something linux had for years. After trying on Win7 I was amazed at how difficult is to find that application, install it, update it. Went back to Ubuntu in a minute. That's something MANDATORY for ANY system, not only netbooks.[/citation]
Uh, I guess no one has ever been to Cnet's www.download.com then?
Freeware, shareware, full pay-for software, every OS, every platform, desktop & mobile.
Don't kid yourself into thinking Linux or Apple had a single site for software before anybody, PC was always there first.
the AppUp.com site looks great with lots of categories to choose from.
i hope Intel doesn't allow crapware or malware to be included. if they
can run on netbooks decently, imagine how they'll perform on a i3/i5