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[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by redshift on Fri 17th Feb 2012 03:50 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
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They've taken away the ability for people to stray beyond what Apple approves. Do you really think regular users are going to mess with a scary security setting?

Roadblocks are problems, not guardrails.

I don't see such a problem with safe defaults. I would prefer that people who don't know what they are doing leave that switch off in the first place. As long as they have an override for those who care to learn about and understand their computing environment, I am fine with it. It is not much different than requiring that users press option to see there library folder to keep the casual users from jacking up their settings.

I have a bigger question as to why their firewall ships in the off state on lion.

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