Amazon now going after Apple

Anything you can do I can do better

Amazon launched their second app store on Thursday. The Mac Download Store has 250 titles, including productivity, finance and games.

What a waste of bandwidth.

I’ve downloaded any number of apps, but it’s not my first choice. Mac and Windows apps are often times too fricking huge. I mean, I can understand offering downloadable Android apps, but some of the Mac apps that amazon are selling measure in GB. Think of the bandwidth that takes up each time you have to download it.

The last time I set up a PC, I collected the installers for all my usual apps on a couple DVDs. It took 9 hours to download everything, and I didn’t want to have to download them a second time if I could avoid it. And those were just the free apps; I still had the install discs for all my paid apps. I shudder to think how long it would take to download and install all of them.

I’m not a Luddite folks; I just want to keep the bandwidth for important things like video and lolcats.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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