Wulph
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Remove defunct Pi Store app

Fri May 20, 2016 6:48 am

Now that the Pi Store has been eliminated, how do I go about removing the app along with the associated X-windows menu item?

I'm on Raspbian Wheezy with the latest sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade.

(Thanks again, government overreach, for ruining this resource)

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Re: Remove defunct Pi Store app

Fri May 20, 2016 7:30 am

sudo apt-get purge pistore
should remove it.

There is no Gov't conspiracy involved, the company running the Pi Store for the RPF simply went bust.
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Re: Remove defunct Pi Store app

Fri May 20, 2016 11:25 pm

Yes, that worked perfectly. Thank you!

From the pi storefront:
As you may be aware, recent changes to the treatment of VAT for sales within the EU forced us to remove all paid-for content from the Pi Store in the middle of 2015. Without a revenue stream it is no longer economical for us to operate the Pi Store platform; as a result the Pi Store ceased operation on 1 February 2016.

Thank you for your interest in, and support for, the Pi Store over the last three years.
No conspiracy, but this indicates that new costs of compliance overburdened another small business into oblivion.

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Re: Remove defunct Pi Store app

Sat May 21, 2016 2:12 pm

Hardly a Gov't conspiracy when they completely failed to understand the changes to VAT rules. VAT with the small businesses fixed rate scheme isn't difficult to administer, you are simply the Gov't's tax collector (and they give you 6.5% (1st year) or 5.5% back for collecting it).
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Re: Remove defunct Pi Store app

Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:26 am

there is a sub
in setting goto add/ remove programs
not as nice but it is searchable

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