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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RE[2]: No MacOS X for me.
by r_a_trip on Fri 27th Jan 2012 11:11 UTC in reply to "RE: No MacOS X for me."
r_a_trip
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I like the idea to keep the APIs used to only the newer ones. That means that apps are written better and the OS is legacy free.

The other side of that coin is an endless treadmill of buying new software when the API Gods deem the next set of culling necessary. Plus accepting that persons other than you decide what is possible when and where on a device you own and not you yourself.

Cushy convenience or empowering self-determination. Tough choice.

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