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Interesting analysis of the Windows 8 store

  1. #41


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    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    So, if I do download the program, I quickly test it to see if it's something I will use and possibly want to upgrade. If I discard the program, I unsubscribe and answer any questions with "It wasn't what I needed." Usually that gets rid of the ads.
    I suggest you do that in a virtual machine for at least 2 reasons:

    1. it cannot screw up your main system
    2. you don't 'collect' .dlls that come with every program and stay when you uninstall. That makes your winsxs grow unneccesarily.
    I've never had an App screw up my machine and as far as I'm aware there are no left over .dll's.
    Just watch your winsxs. You apparently don't know how .dlls function. But if you have a big C: partition, it may not matter. On a small SSD, it does matter.

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  2. #42


    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    So, if I do download the program, I quickly test it to see if it's something I will use and possibly want to upgrade. If I discard the program, I unsubscribe and answer any questions with "It wasn't what I needed." Usually that gets rid of the ads.
    I suggest you do that in a virtual machine for at least 2 reasons:

    1. it cannot screw up your main system
    2. you don't 'collect' .dlls that come with every program and stay when you uninstall. That makes your winsxs grow unneccesarily.
    I've never had an App screw up my machine and as far as I'm aware there are no left over .dll's.
    I always run and test programs in a vm, never loss them to my actual machine. Stuff infer indeed is left behind.
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  3. #43


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    Patrik, I like you new logo. I subscribe to that.
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  4. #44


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BillWindows View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I suggest you do that in a virtual machine for at least 2 reasons:

    1. it cannot screw up your main system
    2. you don't 'collect' .dlls that come with every program and stay when you uninstall. That makes your winsxs grow unneccesarily.
    I've never had an App screw up my machine and as far as I'm aware there are no left over .dll's.
    Just watch your winsxs. You apparently don't know how .dlls function. But if you have a big C: partition, it may not matter. On a small SSD, it does matter.
    This is interesting to me actually. I was under the impression that metro apps (or whatever you call them) were sandboxed. I downloaded 10 different clocks for the metro screen before I found one that was not too ugly and uninstalled the rest. Is that the wrong approach do you think?

    I don't have SSD but neither do I want to clutter my system with junk.
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  5. #45


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    I don't know whether clocks bring .dlls. Maybe not. Those are only simple little programs. But any substantial program will definitely drag along a bunch of .dlls.
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    Microsoft has killed its darlings (and annoyed dedicated desktop users) in the company's quest for a slice of the burgeoning mobile pie. Billions have been spent to blanket the world in flashy ads. The Start button itself--the very icon of Windows as we know it!--was sacrificed upon the touchscreen altar. And still everyday users avoid Windows tablets like the plague. Who can blame them? Interface gripes aside, there simply aren't many worthwhile Windows 8 apps available, and hope for software salvation is dwindling as the number of new app submissions declines day-in and day-out.

    On February 4, Windows CMO/CFO Tami Reller said that more than 100 million apps have been downloaded since the Windows Store's launch, with user visits growing in the double digits each and every week. The smart money is on most of those coming from PC users. The curiosity is there. The apps are not.
    You can certainly count me in as one of the curious ones.
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  8. #48


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    Yep.

    Is there a pattern here?

    There was a small rush from a modest number of devs to post up their apps.....then it trailed off

    There was a small rush from a modest number of geeky types to get the upgrade...then it trailed off

    There was a small rush from a modest number of buyers for the RT tablet...then it trailed off

    Will Pro tablet suffer the same fate? Time will tell.

    Interesting so few were available - that will extend the belief there is continuing demand.
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