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    Can the Windows Store possibly be ready by Oct. 26?

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/20108...by-oct-26.html

    Could be an issue for the Arm Tablets and Windows Phone.

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    I recently said somewhere, perhaps in my other forum, that so far it does not appear there are any good work apps or any power user apps. There are a few descent apps, a few good games, but the best part of the Windows Store Apps are in the future. It is still in it's infancy and I doubt it will be a great selling factor on October 26th.

    IMO the desktop is the best part of Win 8 anyway.
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    Another opinion on the Win 8 App Store
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    Windows 8 has 2079 apps at this time according to WinAppUpdate.com, of which very few are of quality and usefulness.
    So it's definitely a work in progress.
    Incidently, the above site is independant of MS and meant to fill an information void that MS should be filling themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medico View Post
    Another opinion on the Win 8 App Store
    That article quite reasonably attempts to refute the walled garden argument - but it says nothing regarding the poverty at this stage of Metro apps.

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    I've said right along that the Apps should have been smooth and polished for the beta tests with the forced use of Metro or what ever you want to call it now. Windows 8 is ready for the public release but the Apps aren't. That should really impress the users that aren't very computer savy to start with after they get past the initial Metro shock.
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    Yeah, the apps are a huge disappointment at a time when you would think they would be needed the most, at OS release.
    But that could start to change quickly depending upon whether Windows 8 sees mass adaption.
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    IMO, several of the supplied Apps need a substantial update at Windows 8 retail availability and then regular, fairly rapid iteration. The Windows Live desktop programs were supposed to be updated regularly and more quickly. That never materialized. I think that the Windows 8 paradigm will be held back if Microsoft does not move quickly away from the big bang update cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    But that could start to change quickly depending upon whether Windows 8 sees mass adaption.
    More specifically, wouldn't it require Metro mode becoming sufficiently popular for developers to consider it worthwhile to produce material for it?

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