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    Desktop Apps in Windows 10 Store? Users Say Yes

    Desktop Apps in Windows 10 Store? Users Say Yes


    Posted: 06 Jan 2015
    Windows 10 is expected to come with a new design for the store, but that's not enough for such a greatly revamped operating system, many users say.

    As a result, Redmond should try to make desktop apps available in the Windows Store as well, many posted in a suggestion on the Windows UserVoice platform, pointing out that this would clearly add a new layer of security and help user keep their computers clean.

    At this point, the store already provides access to some desktop apps, but whenever you click on any of them, the store redirects you to the download page, so they cannot be downloaded directly as it currently happens with Modern apps.

    That should change in Windows 10, many say, while others believe that a completely new store would make even more sense for PC users.
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    labeeman's Avatar Posted By: labeeman
    06 Jan 2015

  1. paulsalter's Avatar
    Posts : 22,960
    Windows 10
       #1

    In principle I would like to see desktop apps in the store, but it depends on what control MS have on them and what rules/restrictions are imposed on the developers wanting to list their apps

    When I was using OS X and the store appeared, there where certain rules on the apps (much like mobile app stores) which meant that ones from the app stores sometime had features missing that where available if downloaded direct from the developers website

    so in theory good, but if MS has too much control then I wouldn't want it
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  2. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 9,051
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #2

    Hi there

    I generally don't like "the Store" idea at all -- especially if it starts working like say Google play -- apps can get updated at any time - and if for example (as usually happens with mobile phone apps) the new version either fails to work or you just don't like it (say new GUI or more bloat / unneeded "features") there's never any way to revert back to the previous version -- on most of these "Stores" there just isn't an archive of "previous" versions -- and if you have to do these horrid "1-click installs" then you can't even save the versions manually.

    Nothing too much wrong with the current system for windows installs -- "If it ain't broke -- don't fix it".

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. labeeman's Avatar
    Posts : 14,728
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Extra security for PC users

    A desktop Windows Store would clearly lead to better security for users, as Microsoft would individually scan apps and thus offer everyone malware-free software that wouldn't pose a risk to their computers.
    Did not happen for APPs what makes me think it will happen for desktop apps.
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  4. Trust_No1's Avatar
    Posts : 596
       #4

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    I generally don't like "the Store" idea at all -- especially if it starts working like say Google play -- apps can get updated at any time - and if for example (as usually happens with mobile phone apps) the new version either fails to work or you just don't like it (say new GUI or more bloat / unneeded "features") there's never any way to revert back to the previous version -- on most of these "Stores" there just isn't an archive of "previous" versions -- and if you have to do these horrid "1-click installs" then you can't even save the versions manually.

    Nothing too much wrong with the current system for windows installs -- "If it ain't broke -- don't fix it".

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I agree completely.
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  5. Mystere's Avatar
    Posts : 3,223
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Yet you have no problem with Chrome and Firefox auto updating?
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  6. Posts : 372
    Windows 10
       #6

    Trust_No1 said:
    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    I generally don't like "the Store" idea at all -- especially if it starts working like say Google play -- apps can get updated at any time - and if for example (as usually happens with mobile phone apps) the new version either fails to work or you just don't like it (say new GUI or more bloat / unneeded "features") there's never any way to revert back to the previous version -- on most of these "Stores" there just isn't an archive of "previous" versions -- and if you have to do these horrid "1-click installs" then you can't even save the versions manually.

    Nothing too much wrong with the current system for windows installs -- "If it ain't broke -- don't fix it".

    Cheers
    jimbo
    I agree completely.
    Me too..!!!
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  7. Posts : 372
    Windows 10
       #7

    Mystere said:
    Yet you have no problem with Chrome and Firefox auto updating?

    Auto-updating...???

    Nyet nyet soviet....
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  8. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 16,617
    W10 Insider + Linux
       #8

    Rickkins said:
    Mystere said:
    Yet you have no problem with Chrome and Firefox auto updating?

    Auto-updating...???

    Nyet nyet soviet....
    That was "Da da Canada, nyet nyet Soviet" as far as I remember from that hockey game !!!
    Auto updates, of any kind have been banned from my systems like forever. First things I do after installing system or any programs is to turn all of it OFF.
    With recent scandals with bogus Apps from Windows store, I don't think I could trust them for long time coming.
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  9. Posts : 372
    Windows 10
       #9

    Abso-freakin'-lutely....
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