graeme_p - 1:42 pm on May 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
App stores are finding their way to the desktop.
OSX now has an App store. Windows 8 will have an App Store. Linux has had them for a while.
MS may face anti-trust issues, on the desktop, but not on the tablet. Once Apple etc. establish a precedent, and everyone is used to Windows App store, it will become the new norm and MS may be able to argue that most consumers will not benefit from being able to install software in other ways.