Android, iOS, OSX, and most Linux distros all have some sort of centralized marketplace for software delivery. And I suppose Windows 8 does too, but only for the crappy metro apps with all their usability and interfarce woes.
Why isn’t there a good app store for normal (“Desktop” mode?) Windows programs? Sometimes I just want to find a good calculator, or IM program (hello, 90s), or maybe a cloud sync program, whatever.
It would be great to be able to search for that in one marketplace and then filter them by reviews and price, but right now I’d need to manually comb the internet, random websites, and what’s left of CNet or Tucows.
How come Microsoft doesn’t do this? And why don’t other companies (Steam)?