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: Only as long as ...
by shmerl on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 16:15 UTC in reply to "Only as long as ..."
shmerl
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2010-06-08

> In my opinion the optional App Store is only the
> beginning. As soon as the App Store is established it
> will become the only -- legal -- way to install
> applications.

If Apple will do this for desktops/laptops - it will signal the death of Macs. A crippled phone, which doesn't allow you to easily install what you want can be sold to some not too far sighted users, but a crippled desktop/laptop - is too much even for them.

Edited 2010-10-22 16:17 UTC

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