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: Devil is in the details
by moondevil on Sun 19th Feb 2012 16:46 UTC in reply to "Devil is in the details"
moondevil
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Apple and Microsoft seem to want to go the console way, where only a selected set of people/companies are allowed to have access to development tools. And even if you are allowed to play, then you still would need to go through a certification process.

In a way, bringing us back to the dark ages of the mainframes, before home computing was possible, and each company controlled who was targeting their OS/Hardware.

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