But wouldn't having all your software updating in the one place be better then have several updaters running at once chewing resources and bandwidth, you know just like Linux has done for eons, damn it sucks when you turn on your machine and flash is harassing you, same for java, chrome, Firefox adobe reader, package management on Linux has always been one of its shining lights, good to see apple has got on board with that idea a few years ago and now MS is finally doing it with win 8, only problem with Apple and Microsoft they release the patches when they feel like it, Linux a patch is generally available within a day after the problem has been found, I can see Linux becoming a lot stronger in the next few years, it won't beet Windows for ages if ever, but I don't laugh any more when Mark Shuttleworth reckons Ubuntu will have 5% of the desktop market soon, now with Steam coming to Ubuntu I can see quite a few techy gamers will at least give it ago, and when they get used to it and see the benefits several of them will stay, gaming is all I keep windows for, oh, and streaming to my bloody 360, but I have a new rig now, I'll just convert what I want to watch in a couple of minutes and just use a flash drive, The 360 is a bit redundant now, I use my old Pentium 4 Prescott with a HD6670 as a HTPC any way, online movies and shows (ABC Iview is all I can watch on a silver account in Aus) and never have to worry about what bloody format its inI can see how some might be interested/benefit from this, but personally I have little interest. Most programs nowadays have some sort of integrated update checker, so there's hardly ever a reason to go combing the website for updates or patches. Don't like cloud services, so I wouldn't be using that. Really the only real upside is probably the chance to get good deals on software, but how often is that gonna happen? Good luck to anyone who is looking forward to this. I hope it works out well for you.