Microsoft launches online store, sells downloadable software
Microsoft charges the same price for downloads as it does for softwar that comes on a disc and stuffed in a box. I would have expected Microsoft to charge a few bucks less for the downloadable version since there are no shipping or packaging costs. But the company apparently decided to go another way.
The other surprising thing? The fact that it's 2008 and this is the first time Microsoft has sold these products as digital downloads.