By now we know that Windows 8 ships with an apps store that works in a similar fashion as Google's or Apple's app store.
You get a selection of apps and games on the store, some free, some paid, that you can download and install easily. While I'm not a fan of the store layout, I guess it is something that one can get accustomed to after a while.
The real question, at least for me, is why you'd want to use Windows Store apps at all.
After all, if you are running an x86 version of Windows 8, you get access to all the traditional desktop apps that you may have already worked with on previous versions of Windows.
The store has barely anything to offer for professional users due to the limitations imposed on how apps can be displayed and work in the operating system. For regular users, it may provide access to features that are otherwise difficult to come by.
What's your take on the store and the apps it offers? Will you use the store at all when you upgrade to Windows 8 or buy a PC running the operating system, or largely ignore it?Advertisement
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