“Images of the new Windows App Store have emerged, showing similar functionality to not only Apple’s App Store, but also the Ubuntu Download Center,” Zack Whittaker reports for ZDNet.
“It suggests one will be able to download a vast number of applications, ranging from games to office applications,” Whittaker reports. “With applications available like Opera and Angry Birds, it’s clear that Microsoft are following suit with other content providers by opening up to third-party applications.”
Whittaker reports, “Since Apple released the Mac App Store, Microsoft has been fighting to get the application store ready for users in time. However, considering Apple’s move to sue Amazon for the use of the name ‘App Store,’ Microsoft could also be in hot water if it continues to use the name. Apple maintains it should have control over the ‘App Store’ name, though Microsoft is contending the challenge.”
Full article, with the screenshots, here.
MacDailyNews Take: Microsoft. Following Apple around like a brain-damaged puppy dog, as usual.
[Attribution: 9 to 5 Mac. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Angel C.” for the heads up.]
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