Software distribution is soon going to look a lot like Apple's Mac App Store. The com
pany said that more than 100 million apps have been downloaded in less than a year.
Overall, the Mac App Store has emulated the iTunes App Store.
Apple certainly is allowed to thump its chest over the Mac App Store, but the far larger experiment will the Microsoft's Windows store. With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft will feature a store for its so-called "Metro-style" apps. In a nutshell, apps that use the tile themes will be on the store.