if you bring your own domain, you may find blogger (google) a good fit. with some css tweaks you can un-brand it and make it look like anything you like. it's 100% free which is nice.
i think there are tools to import wordpress too.
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if you can sort out the kinks and document what supported hardware works, i think people would pay for that.
^ that's cool as heck. how portable is that? i'd imagine video and audio drivers would be a problem if you wanted to go over to a buddy's house and just plug in. how cool would it be if someone had all the major video drivers pre-installed on the stick and the boot would just figure out which driver it needed to use!
Exactly this. It's almost like some marketing/MBA-type higher up decided to cram this new UI down everyone's throats in order to leverage Windows desktop dominance into the phone and tablet realm. Maybe he/she was surrounded by people who were afraid to say this was a bad idea. This kind of culture does not produce good software... Did they even look at OSX? Their app store is a desktop application because it's a desktop OS. The desktop shouldn't be an "app" on a desktop OS.