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: Expected move
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 8th Feb 2011 22:17 UTC in reply to "Expected move"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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Yes, it is a step in the ipodification of OSX and that is a bad thing.

But, I'm fine with application software not being available in a box. I don't mind downloading it at the time of purchase. However, I'd prefer there to be an open market of software, rather than closed one with a censoring gatekeeper that takes a 30% cut off the top. I still need to be able to install random software from non os approved sources.

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