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    Microsoft Store update enables third party app stores

    Amazon and Epic are already on board, but no word yet about Steam, GOG, or others.
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    Re: Microsoft Store update enables third party app stores

    I guess its the future and will generate revenue for MS but I cant say i know anyone that uses windows store now.

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    Re: Microsoft Store update enables third party app stores

    I have looked at the windows store, but there is nothing there for me, and i doubt there will be in the future.

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    Re: Microsoft Store update enables third party app stores

    Got to be honest I use it now quite a bit, but I have game pass so its kind of essential. This seems like a good way of bring more users in to the windows store be honest (and with the added advantage of free advertising/revenue).
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    Re: Microsoft Store update enables third party app stores

    I used to use it a lot and the only thing I use on it now is solitaire

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    Re: Microsoft Store update enables third party app stores

    Ive used it a few time for small apps like zip etc , none of them actually did what I wanted tho so back to using an old copy of winzip that works great and doesn't have to connect to anything to unzip stuff.
    I would say 90% of whats in the store is junk.

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    Re: Microsoft Store update enables third party app stores

    Or I just go to a trusted source and download my preferred store client from there...

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    Re: Microsoft Store update enables third party app stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    small apps like zip etc , none of them actually did what I wanted tho so back to using an old copy of winzip that works great and doesn't have to connect to anything to unzip stuff.
    Personally, I'd say 7-Zip is the best option these days.

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    Re: Microsoft Store update enables third party app stores

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    Personally, I'd say 7-Zip is the best option these days.
    Another vote for 7-Zip, alongside VLC and Firefox it’s one of my first installs on any new system.

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    Re: Microsoft Store update enables third party app stores

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Another vote for 7-Zip, alongside VLC and Firefox it’s one of my first installs on any new system.
    Can't stand how garbage Firefox has become, I am remiss to even add it to my builds in the org because it's such a pain in the behind to manage and for user usability.

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    Re: Microsoft Store update enables third party app stores

    Seems a bit **** that games are in a category of their own.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kovoet View Post
    I used to use it a lot and the only thing I use on it now is solitaire
    I tried using this recently on my dads new laptop when I was setting it up for him. Got annoyed with it and ended up hunting down the installers for the games from W7 IIRC. Pretty sure I saw adverts in it and I was getting notifications.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Can't stand how garbage Firefox has become, I am remiss to even add it to my builds in the org because it's such a pain in the behind to manage and for user usability.
    What do you not like about FF and what do you use instead? My only ever issue with it is the history is rubbish IMO, apart from that it seems to do the job as well as any of the others I've tried.

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