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Submitted by -Mezzo- 482d ago | opinion piece

10 third-party alternatives for 'missing' Windows 8 apps

PC World - The Windows Store has grown significantly since the dark and dreary pre-launch days of Windows 8, more than quadrupling its catalog size since October 26th. Don't let that 20,000 app number fool you, though. Quantity is not the same as quality, and the platform still suffers from hit-or-miss availability when it comes to blockbuster apps. You’ll find modern UI offerings for some of the big-name apps from other platforms in the Windows Store—including Netflix, Hulu, Skype, and Kindle—but you’re bound to hit a brick wall when looking for many other must-have titles, including Pandora, Twitter, and Facebook. (Software, Windows 8)

Yi-Long  +   483d ago
Windows 8 is actually keeping me from buying a new laptop right now....
.... cause I absolutely don't want it.

Might even buy a powerful (Chinese) tablet with Android instead and sadly use that for some of the stuff I wanted to do on the new laptop.
Bolts  +   482d ago
Why? I have a Windows 8 laptop and it's great. In fact Windows 8 is the best laptop OS ever. This fear or hate on Windows 8 is completely irrational considering it's smaller size and super smooth performance.
jknext  +   481d ago
I'm waiting for such apps in Windows Store!

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