"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
"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."