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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RE: It's a sad day for the mac.
by NeoX on Thu 21st Oct 2010 21:26 UTC in reply to "It's a sad day for the mac."
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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?

I seriously doubt they are closing things down the way the doomsayers are whining about! That would make absolutely no sense. No, regular applications are not going to go away anytime soon.

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?

Again, nothing is going to change as that would make no sense. Developers will still be free to make products like VMware and others that require KEXTs. They just won't be able to sell it on the MacApp store.

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

Yeah, no device drivers, that's logical!

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...

Wow, I can only hope that you are being sarcastic as this sounds like one of the most illogical posts I have read. It would be certain doom for Apple's Mac business to go to this closed scenario that you describe. Sorry, no way it is going to happen.

All this is amounts to another way for Apple to sell software and the developers to get their apps to a bigger audience. Of course you are free to not use the MacApp store and continue to sell it yourself. Apple is not about to lock down the Mac this drastically. If they do what you describe then NO other applications will run. This would eliminate ALL the apps that exist today. Nope, sorry Charlie, no way in hades it is going to happen.

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