Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jan 2011 18:00 UTC
Mac OS X Remember the good old days? The good old days when people cried loads of foul over the inconsistency in the Windows user interface? You know, applications deviating from the norm - with even Microsoft seemingly doing whatever pleased them? This was considered a huge problem, especially by those from the Macintosh and Apple camp. Oh, how the times have changed.
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My god, you're acting like the AppStore is now the ONLY way to install applications on your Mac, when this is obviously not true. Nothing has changed; you can still to go any website, discover a piece of software you like, purchase, download and install it from there, in fact a lot of the software available on the AppStore is also available by this method. Or you can go to your local Best Buy, buy a box with a disc in it, take it home and install from that, OR you can use the AppStore to browse, find, download, and install from it. Good lord, Apple has NOT said a word about removing the ability to install software by ANY other means than the AppStore, so spreading FUD in this manner is just silly and completely irresponsible.

As to the interface, I don't mind it at all. Sure it's a little out of the norm, but it's still completely functional once you take 10 seconds to learn it. I did draw the line with the placement of the Close, Minimize, etc buttons on iTunes and put them back with the hack I found on the internet, but to get ones panties all up in a wad in a huge rant over the interface of the AppStore is a bit much. Maybe I'm too flexible and too able to learn new things. Hey that's a good thing for someone of 60 years of age!

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