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I'm a PC...

Posted 01-12-2010 at 11:23 AM by rich_c

Further to my blog entry the other day about the standard Windows desktop being useless, a way of putting that right occurred to me. Basically, what Windows needs, imho, is an app store! I think itís the only way Microsoft could provide users with a desktop that is almost instantly usable without running into issues with accusations of abusing their large market share. This would undoubtedly happen if they were to provide apps pre-installed.

So right there on the desktop, youíd get a shortcut to add/remove programs. There you would find options to download and install choices of browsers, media players, office suites etc. It canít be that hard, pretty much all the main Linux distributions have a package manager through which you can install apps from the repositories. Then weíd really get an answer to the question of what users prefer, proprietary or open source. Really, this is only an extension of the solution agreed with the E.U. to provide ballot options for the userís choice of web browser.

I will be forwarding this suggestion on to MS, along the lines of their adverts where random users claim to have designed Windows 7. I donít expect to be jetted off to some exotic location to see the results of my suggestion, but it might be nice! Iíll also be sure to bring this idea to the attention of my M.E.P. Iím a PC. Penguin style!
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    you don't mean you just tell this idea to M$? kidding, uh?
    Posted 01-13-2010 at 06:23 AM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline


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