Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2012 15:13 UTC
Mac OS X "It's no longer possible to write a single app that takes advantage of the full range of Mac OS X features. Some APIs only work inside the Mac App Store. Others only work outside it. Presumably, this gap will widen as more new features are App Store-exclusive, while sandboxing places greater restrictions on what App Store apps are allowed to do." Anybody surprised by this, here's the clue stick. Please proceed to hit yourself with it.
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Not unexpected!
by krreagan on Thu 26th Jan 2012 20:46 UTC
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Apple places a lot of importance on the user experience (note: user /= developer). That's why they are where they are! (see recent market cap #'s) The app stores (iOS & OSX) gives Apple tighter control of the user experience. People want a consistent, intuitive interface that does no have a lot of crap on it or malware in it. More and more, John Q. Public, is sick of the windows universe and see the mac as a viable alternative and for the vast majority of individuals, it is! Customization, hacking or playing under the hood is of little or no consequence to them (or any manufacture for that mater).

This is just another logical step in Apples progression.

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