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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Why not?
by bert64 on Wed 28th Apr 2010 11:03 UTC
bert64
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While going so far as to create a locked down app store and prevent third party apps would clearly be very bad, having a system wide package management system where applications can be bought, acquired for free and centrally updated would make a LOT of sense.

Apple could take an existing design like apt and build a store on top of it.

Having a single location to acquire applications is great for users, no more having to run the risk of acquiring apps from potentially dubious sites... All your apps updated centrally from one place... And provide the capability to use third party repositories for power users to take advantage of.

Linux seems to get this right, although the feature is not nearly advertised well enough.

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