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i have a 13" Mid 2012 Mac Book Pro, OS X 10.8.4

now can i buy any App from the App store and use it on here?
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Yes..of course, why would you think otherwise?

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im working on the single minded track of thinking that a Microsoft product limits anyone too
so in short.........
AWESOME!!!!!

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I don't believe any Microsoft product limits you either..

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im unaware of being able to run a windows phone app on W8..........
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All you need do is establish an Apple ID and enter credit card details.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Unless I'm mistaken, a Windows Phone is an ARM architecture and Windows 8 runs on X86 only. So the apps shouldn't work. The same is true in the Apple world, you cannot run an iOS App on OS X..different architectures..

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I think you may have hit on the OP's confusion Razor. It seems that the term App store is sometimes used for the app section of iTunes and other times used to refer to Mac applications purchased through that system.

Here's the rule: Apps purchased through the apps section of iTunes can only run on IOS devices (iPad, iPhone, etc). Apps (applications/programs) purchased through the separate Mac App store program can only be run on Macs. These apps will not run on IOS devices.

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^^ that helps alot, thanks
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