Windows 8 is coming and much of the buzz around the new operating system centers around a built-in app store that will be made available to users. In many ways, a built-in app store will be a very good thing for Microsoft. OS X and many Linux distros (Ubuntu, Mint, etc.) are already using a built-in and controlled app store to great success.
Bottom line, most users will appreciate the ability to install trusted software with a click of the mouse. This doesn’t mean you’ll be required to install software from the app store, but it’s good to know that regular users will have an easily-accessible trusted software resource to pull from.
Chris Pirillo is the founder of the tech blogging network, Lockergnome and previously served as host of TechTV’s Call for Help show. Chris’s insightful and entertaining how to videos will now be featured in the PC Pitstop newsletters and highlighted at techtalk.pcpitstop.com and pcpitstop.com.