PC World, Currys open online app stores
Brought to netbook
Dixons' Currys and PC World apps stores have openned for business to provide netbook owners with a selection of software suitable for the machines' 1024 x 600 machines.
The stores are powered by Intel's AppUp app store, which went live in the US in September. At the time, Dixons said it would be re-badging the shop in Britain, and now the UK-specific store has gone live.
The only snag, of course, is that netbooks appear to be falling out of favour with computer buyers. Will a ready supply of cheap, easy-to-download and try-before-you-buy apps change that? ®
Want a look at this.....
"Download Intel AppUp"
"Register. Browse. Shop"
Um no, i just want to browse, you fucks.
think I'll stick with the Ubuntu Software Center thank you very much.
But isn't this...
... monopolising what can be installed/taking away your freedom/killing off any apps that aren't included/an evil plot/the end of civilisation as we know it, yada yada?
You know, like the evil Mac App Store.