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36. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 23, 2012, 15:50 DangerDog
 
RailWizard wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 15:38:
Maybe I'm mistaken, but it seems like the only reason microsoft is pushing Metro so hard is because of the app store. Is that right?

It's like they've figured out how to make windows into a F2P type deal where they plan to microtransact the ever loving shit out of all us peons.

It all seems pretty ridiculous given that almost nobody has a touch screen monitor(does anyone even sell those?) and Metro is obviously designed for exactly that.

It's really hard to believe that after all these years MS can be this arrogantly stupid. I guess some lessons need to be learned more than once for some people.

It will take a lot to get me off win7. This I know.

They have a whole generation of peons that have become accustomed to paying MS a monthly fee (Xbox Live Gold) and doing all their transactions in MS fake currency (Xbox points). It only seems logical that they would want to cater to this demographic by putting up an app store and force people into buying programs exclusively from them. They would probably love to do the same for desktop apps but it seems that rather than do that they're going to try to kill the desktop altogether - in baby steps.

Next stage in the master plan, why would you need the desktop anyway when you can do everything on "the cloud"?
 
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