Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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It's a sad day for the mac.
by r2d2 on Thu 21st Oct 2010 18:15 UTC
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I really don't know what to do with my disappointment. I'm really very sad.

The "MacStore" way IS the IOS way: They're closing everything down? After open sourcing and everything... it was only an excuse because the power was not there?

What will happen? Will the Developer Tools miss examples and code needed to write anything in kernel land? Will there be two sorts of Developers: the ones who make something for the Mac Store, and the ones who make things freely?

No more Little Snitch? No more device drivers from anywhere? Will the only "protector" of my computer be APPLE? or Steve himself?

This is really scary and ugly! This goes too far.
Steve, are You out of Your mind? What else did they transplant with Your liver? You're making "1984" happen!

I've got some hope left that apple won't be drawing the "Store" line too tightly, but think of it - why shouldn't they? Just to keep a few, old customers loyal from the beginning? Why, when there are millions of NEW, brainwashed ones to draw money from...

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