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Removing them from MacOS was the right decision for MacOS, but only because Apple never maintained it. If Microsoft can provide a good distribution channel and maintain it, this is a fantastic move. And the Windows Store is a fine distribution channel, and Microsoft recently has been very on-top-of this kind of thing.

It is important to note that the Windows version is just a link to the latest version. They aren't shipping it.

Yup, the Store page is coming from MSIX packages being built from most of the same CI/build systems that produce the official builds on python.org.

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