Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 22:54 UTC
Mac OS X And so the iOS-ification of Mac OS X continues. Apple has just announced that all applications submitted to the Mac App Store have to use sandboxing by March 2012. While this has obvious security advantages, the concerns are numerous - especially since Apple's current sandboxing implementation and associated rules makes a whole lot of applications impossible.
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Most software does not need to go outside of a well-designed sandbox. Even complex stuff such as web browsers and IDEs can work fine within the boundaries of a sandbox.

The real problem here is that Apple, not the user, is in control of what gets allowed in the end. Which is ironical, given that mandatory software sandboxing puts the user back in control of what untrusted software does, and as such pretty much negates the need for such application stores.

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