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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A future where PC == Console? No, thanks!
by moondevil on Fri 17th Feb 2012 08:18 UTC
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The way this is going, we might not be far off from a PC model similar to games consoles.

Sure you can buy a PC, but then you can only buy Developer tools from a specific manufacturer, after proving that you are worth their money.

After producing the desired application, you get to go through an approval process to see if what you have developed is worth at all being published on the manufacturer's shop.

This of course using languages and frameworks that are OS specific.

I am really glad I never bought a Mac after being tempted multiple times to do so.

Personally I'll keep being a Windows/BSD/Linux user, at least until I see where Microsoft is also going with Windows.

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