Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 22:32 UTC, submitted by Radio
Mac OS X "No surprise that Apple's new Mac App Store has a similar set of rules and regulations as the iPhone App Store, and we just got the full list. There's nothing here that's too different from the iPhone review guidelines, but it all seems terribly odd when applied to a regular computer, and some of the more restrictive policies have already drawn ire from developers like Mozilla's Director of Firefox Mike Beltzner, who says the restriction against beta code won't work well with the Mozilla 'open beta' development process."
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Is Appstore an Apple innovation?
by acobar on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 16:13 UTC
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No, it is not. Linux and *bsd had a central repository for decades. And there were a kind of control of what goes on them too. The only "innovation" done by Apple are the draconian rules.

As much as I like OSX (on my damn old iBook) and would like to buy a new system from them, their late steps just make me postponing it. Besides, linux and Windows 7 are really round and smooth now.

I am glad they support some neat projects, like llvm, webkit and cups, but this is not enough to dispel the distrust they are building on me.

Edited 2010-10-22 16:14 UTC

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