Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 10:01 UTC
Mac OS X Over the weekend, a rumour spread like wildfire through Apple and Mac circles which stated that starting with Mac OS X 10.7, Apple would introduce the App Store model to the Mac, allowing only Apple-approved applications to run. It became apparent to me right away that this was a load of nonsense, and for once, I was right: Steve Jobs has personally dismissed the rumour.
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RE: yes please
by ebasconp on Mon 26th Apr 2010 23:00 UTC in reply to "yes please"
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If Apple would simply provide a repository of free or commercial software to make installations easier (though I do not find something easier than the current way actually), it could be relatively good.

But if Apple provides such repository, they will also provide a huge set of rules, constraints and lawyers on top of the "store" arguing they want to protect me and they wanto to protect the quality of the software I use. And no matter what the Apple fanboys can tell: I want MY computer running whatever I want, with no artificial restrictions on the software it runs and still being the nice POSIX box it is.

Edited 2010-04-26 23:02 UTC

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