Re: Choices? Who needs choices?!
"You mean that for 20+ years we could do what we wanted to with out computers, without needing Microsoft's approval? Oh, the horror!"
and you still can do what you want with your own computers, they arent removing that ability one bit.
They are however providing an avenue for users to install applications with assurance that it wont brake other things.
Not all users are confortable with the install, update and removal process for applications, and anyway to make this simpler for those users can only be agood thing and in the end will help keep all of our systems more secure.
Although Im sure I will continue with the traditional method of obtaining and installing my software (as Im sure most reading this will), I really hope the Windows store turns out a success, that way my future visits to friends and family will no longer include a half hour segment of me updating Adobe Flash, again.