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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Neolander
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2010-03-08

Unless secure boot stops us from using alternative operating systems of course. Will the switch to turn of secure boot on x86 systems be there forever?

Also, will cheap and widely available x86 systems be there forever ?

If some variety of ARM device becomes the de facto home computer, relegating x86 to a high-end workstation market, who will care if hardware costing thousands of dollars is able to run alternative OSs ?

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