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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Long Time Coming
by ashes_786 on Fri 17th Feb 2012 01:08 UTC
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I read through the OS X announcement on Engadget earlier today and I cringed at the Gatekeeper part, instead of making sure that all the windows and doors are locked Apple have decided to just brick up the font door in the name of security. Richard Stallman despite all of his badly thought through rants was right, in a proprietary system users are discouraged from understanding how their machines work and in order to prevent users from understanding more and more freedom is taken from them, its a downward spiral. It won't be long now till PC's become like TV's you turn in on, hit a button and your on FaceBook, another button now you've got YouTube, this is inevitable in a consumerist society.

I remember reading the article Thom wrote about how Apple would lock down OS X and as a Mac user I was disappointed and it seems he was right. Now if only it was less of a pain installing Ubuntu on the 2011 Mac Mini...

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