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Novell to launch app store   
Wednesday, June 10 2009 @ 02:00 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

On-line stores for third parties to sell their applications for your platform might be all the rage in the mobile arena at the moment, but Novell reckons that desktop Linux is about due.

According to an article over on PC Pro, Novell is looking to make an Apple App Store-style site offering open-source software packages.

Due to debut in the next openSUSE build of Moblin the Intel-sponsored Linux distribution aimed at netbooks the store will feature everything you've come to expect from such a site: one-click downloads, a rich user interface, and a wide range of packages available at launch. Where it differs is in the cost: due to the open source nature of the software on offer, Novell won't be asking for a single penny in exchange for a download.

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