Amazon Launches Kindle App for Windows 8

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assasin32

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Well this sucks we now have "apps" instead of programs for computers. Another words bloated software which looks shiney with little functionality.
 

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[citation][nom]assasin32[/nom]Well this sucks we now have "apps" instead of programs for computers. Another words bloated software which looks shiney with little functionality.[/citation]

You can still install programs, apps have not and are not replacing programs. I have used the default apps that come with win8 and they are quite functional and aren't all that flashy.
 

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That's good news. I like being able to access my Kindle library on all my devices... that's one of the great things about Amazon. Of course I do most of my reading on a Kindle e-reader because I love the e-ink display. But it's nice to be able to do a little reading here and there during downtime when I don't have my Kindle with me. It's also great for searching for a particular thing in your library to show someone.[citation][nom]assasin32[/nom]Well this sucks we now have "apps" instead of programs for computers. Another words bloated software which looks shiney with little functionality.[/citation]Err, other than the name not much has changed. They're still programs, and they're just as lean or bloated as their "non-app" version would be. I preferred the broader term "software", myself. But application being shortened to just "App" is not the end of the world. Although "Apps" plural actually sounds kind of warez-y to me.
 

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[citation][nom]assasin32[/nom]Well this sucks we now have "apps" instead of programs for computers. Another words bloated software which looks shiney with little functionality.[/citation]


Take a chill pill. It's just a name
 

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[citation][nom]assasin32[/nom]Well this sucks we now have "apps" instead of programs for computers. Another words bloated software which looks shiney with little functionality.[/citation]

We always had "apps". Even though before it was the term for applications, now it refers to programs specifically written for touch. Apps always existed still.
 

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[citation][nom]assasin32[/nom]Well this sucks we now have "apps" instead of programs for computers. Another words bloated software which looks shiney with little functionality.[/citation]

Absolutely , totally agreed :| apps are way too shiny and not that smarty ..
 

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[citation][nom]assasin32[/nom]Well this sucks we now have "apps" instead of programs for computers. Another words bloated software which looks shiney with little functionality.[/citation]

You can get the standard program if you want (on Win 8 pro)... The "app" is only a necessity for Windows 8 RT.

Personally I quite like the idea of having individual books pinned to the "start menu" (metro menu) - especially reference books which I regularly switch between.
 

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Robmif, I hope you have enough stuff to burn , cause I think in the years to come a lot of news will be on the air regarding windows 8! And you know what.. it actually works pretty well.. just remember how to press ctrl+esc! Finding things by typing them and pinging them to the taskbar never was easier :) Upgraded last weekend, and still happy!
 

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[citation][nom]the1kingbob[/nom]You can still install programs, apps have not and are not replacing programs. I have used the default apps that come with win8 and they are quite functional and aren't all that flashy.[/citation]
An App is a Program....it is just a hipster's naming convention.
 

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I rented a book from amazon for class and it only works with the kindle pc application. The windows 8/android apps are not compatible.
 

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[citation][nom]cephas1982[/nom]I rented a book from amazon for class and it only works with the kindle pc application. The windows 8/android apps are not compatible.[/citation]So.... get the Kindle PC software? Win8 still runs anything that runs on Win7. :/
[citation][nom]ojas[/nom]BTW, i wonder what this means for Microsoft's plans with Barnes & Noble...[/citation]Uh... nothing? Amazon made this app, not MS. MS likes it because it have the potential to bring in customers already using Amazon software on other platforms, including Kindle's own Fire. But it doesn't mean MS is changing their plans to work with B&N for various things.
 
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