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Windows 8 app store and the anti-trust issue

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    wastingtime​withforums

    Is it just me, or is there a huge anti-trust issue with this concept? If you can get Metro apps only through the app store, I can see already other "store" providers like Amazon and Valve calling the courts.

    And I know, Mac has an app store too, but it also had a bundled browser almost as long as Windows and no one cared.

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    magicalclick

    yeah, it is, that's why MS waited competing OS vendor's do this before Windows.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    ZippyV

    ,wastingtime​withforums wrote

    If you can get Metro apps only through the app store

    Are you sure about this?

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    KDawg

    ,wastingtime​withforums wrote

    Is it just me, or is there a huge anti-trust issue with this concept? If you can get Metro apps only through the app store, I can see already other "store" providers like Amazon and Valve calling the courts.

    And I know, Mac has an app store too, but it also had a bundled browser almost as long as Windows and no one cared.

    They don't have a 90% marketshare with Metro.  Only with classic desktop.  You can still get classic desktop apps anywhere you like.  If you don't like the Metro app store there are other markets of comparable size.

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