Free is too expensive (Economist)
Posted Apr 12, 2012 20:16 UTC (Thu) by anselm
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Oh my god. I don't think you understand how completely outside the realm of feasibility this is for the non-technical user.
The machine will presumably know (or be able to find out) about its own distribution and architecture, so it can tell the app store on the user's behalf. A method to do this is the first thing a prospective app-store proponent would want to standardise.
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