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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by MOS6510 on Fri 4th Nov 2011 12:55 UTC
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I can understand Apple taking this route. As users download stuff from the Apple owned app store Apple doesn't want them to download any malware and have it become their problem too.

Most apps probably will have no problem living in a sandbox and it's more secure for the user's system.

But I would mind if the app store became the only way to install software.

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