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36. Re: Valve on Linxu Plans Oct 30, 2012, 09:49 Verno
wtf_man wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 09:07:
Win8 puts Metro and MS App Store in your face, and for Metro Apps there is only the MS App Store.

OSX does not give you the ability to run IOS apps nor does it try to force you to use IOS Apps, and the OSX App Store can be turned off (As far as a sole installation source).

So, IOS and RT (Formerly Windows CE) themselves, have nothing to do with it. It's Windows 8 and Surface Pro (Which runs full Windows 8, not RT)... that are trying to get you to switch to Metro Apps instead of regular thick client Windows Desktop Apps.

Indeed. It strikes me as a bit naive that people think Win32/Desktop is untouchable due to enterprise legacy. Look at the mobile space in the past five years for an idea of how quickly things can change from underneath you. Also the inability to sideload Metro apps speaks volumes to me.
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