While any number of things could have doomed Microsoft’s experiment with modernizing the Windows experience, none of them were as out unpredictable as the nature of the Windows Store. Would developers turn to it to sell their wares? Would users find a centralized place to download all of their applications useful?
The jury is still out on the second question, but following the announcement that Windows Store now has over 100,00 apps we’re inclined to think that Microsoft has at least made a good start with the other part of the equation.
For comparison, it took Microsoft’s Windows Phone about seventeen months to reach this stage. Windows managed to make it to 100,000 applications in about eight months.