Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 14:46 UTC
Mac OS X Well, this is a surprise. Several websites have a preview up of Apple's next Mac OS X release - it's called Mountain Lion, and continues the trend of bringing over functionality from iOS to Mac OS X. Lots of cool stuff in here we've all seen before on iPhones and iPads, including one very, very controversial feature: Gatekeeper. Starting with Mac OS X 10.8, Apple's desktop operating system will be restricted to Mac App Store and Apple-signed applications by default (with an opt-out switch), following in Windows 8's footsteps.
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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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Is an AppleID for developers free? What about all the (cross-compiled) FOSS apps?

Yes, your iTunes AppleID is the same AppleID you use for development; the developer tools are free to download and from what I have seen Xcode 4.4 DP has been released as well which will most likely be a free download just like previous Xcode releases. It will be simply a matter of signing your final product that'll include the AppleID and voila when your application is distributed it can be traced back to you if you're doing something bad.

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