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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Games you say? The only game that matters is Minecraft and it runs on Linux just fine thankyouverymuch!

All kidding aside, there have indeed been great indie games for Linux lately, and I think in part that is due to developers becoming comfortable with Android, and realizing that Linux isn't all that different. Of course, you can do much more with Linux as you aren't limited to one or two languages.

Wouldn't that be something though? A combination of Apple and Microsoft locking down their platforms just as coders are becoming confident in desktop Linux causing it to spike in popularity? It may never happen, but it's fun to think about.

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