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Miguel de Icaza says users are scared of installing software on Windows

Jul 06, 2010, 05:03 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Brodkin)

[ Thanks to Bernard Swiss for this link. ]

"Open source icon Miguel de Icaza says Microsoft's plan to build an App Store for Windows won't solve a larger problem faced by Microsoft: "Everyone is scared of installing applications on Windows."

"In a new blog post titled "What I would do if I was in charge of Windows 8," de Icaza reacts to newly leaked details about Windows 8, which will apparently be released in 2012, and include an App Store as well as other features designed to improve Microsoft's standing against Apple.

"De Icaza says Apple's App Store was a big success, giving software programmers a mechanism for making money, while lifting "a big weight from the shoulders of software developers by taking care of the distribution and billing system."

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