Linked by fran on Tue 8th Feb 2011 18:08 UTC
Apple "A new report suggests that Apple may be planning to eliminate retail boxed software from its Apple Stores, instead focusing on promoting the Mac App Store for software sales. This is indeed a trend that Apple has been pushing for a while, but not all the software that Apple sells would necessarily be a great fit for pure digital distribution."
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RE[2]: Expected move
by GeorgesBraque on Tue 8th Feb 2011 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Expected move"
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1. How does an operating system pursue something?

2. How is Apple choosing to not stock boxed software in their stores have anything to do with the ipadification of anything? For the most part, the only boxed software in an Apple store is Apple's software, there is very little third party stuff. Have you been in an Apple store?


I should let Neolander answer for himself, but I think he means that Apple is using its OS-X monopoly (on Apple hardware) to control software distribution (again, on Apple hardware). by "iPadification," I think he means transforming the software marketplace (one again, on Apple hardware) to one that is purely digital and on demand (much like an iPad).

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