Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 09:13 UTC
Mac OS X After the news that the new MacBook Airs do not ship with Flash pre-installed (which is news considering Flash has been part of Mac OS X for a very long time), we now have news that Apple is also taking what appears to be the first steps towards removing Apple's own Java runtime from Mac OS X.
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RE[3]: Only as long as ...
by segedunum on Thu 21st Oct 2010 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Only as long as ..."
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Maybe you will move if the OS X system it will be locked. Maybe a few others will move to. But even if 10% of the current users will move, the 30% Apple will charge of every single software licence will overcompensate this loss.

Look at the history of Mac OS. Windows and PCs ended up trumping it because the hardware was more ubiquitous and the applications that were developed for it were far more widespread with far fewer development restrictions. You're not going to attract developers and keep users like that.

In a way it's nice to see Apple repeating all their previous mistakes.

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