incrediBILL - 1:32 am on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
SSD is OK for an OS ( as long as you have a back up of the OS outside the "box" ) but as when SSD goes titsup it has no possibility of recovery..it really is not a good idea for storage..
The same can be said for almost any storage medium depending on whether it's a hard media failure vs. a corrupted write which can be repaired. That's why we make backups or use cloud drives so when it goes go tits up you slap in a new drive and get back to business in a couple of hours. Whether it's SSD or HDD the strategy is about the same.
The problem with Windows, unless they addressed it in Win 8, is that when you do have to replace a computer or the HDD at a minimum, it's a very painful event. Compare that to getting my new Android phone or tablet where Google Play knew of all my previously installed apps and reinstalling them was a breeze as well as retaining all of the data from the previous phone. Even the Nexus 7 tablet knew of all the Android apps I owned and gleefully downloaded everything that was compatible to the Nexus 7.
Reconstructing a similar reinstall on Windows devices is traumatic and I'm not sure a similar Windows app store is going to solve that problem unless traditional Windows software ends up being part of the app store.
Something about buying a piece of software costing hundreds of dollars from an 'app store' just seems wrong.