Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Feb 2010 16:58 UTC
Opera Software As should be common knowledge by now, Apple is very restrictive and sometimes quite arbitrary in managing its App Store. One thing is clear, though: fat chance there's going to be an alternative browser in the App Store (i.e., one that doesn't use WebKit). Mozilla didn't even bother to submit Fennec, but Opera is going head-to-head with Apple: the Norwegian browser maker has announced Opera Mini for the iPhone, but has not yet submitted it for approval.
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SamAskani
Member since:
2006-01-03

To be honest, this is quite a healthy policy for the sake of security and to keep away nasty malware developpers

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

To be honest, this is quite a healthy policy for the sake of security and to keep away nasty malware developpers


Bullshit argument, and it has always been.

Design a good operating system and provide sane defaults, and your system is secure. This PR statement parroted by the Apple faithful implies that because Mac OS X does not have the type of totalitarian control the iPhone does, that Mac OS X is insecure. Secure operating systems exist without totalitarian control. Mac OS X is secure. Linux is secure.

Lorelai and Alicia are walking down the street in Amsterdam, when Alicia notices that Lorelai throws a bit of salt on the pavement every 10 minutes. Why do you do that? she asks.

Well, to ward off elephants, of course! replies Lorelai.

But there no elephants here, Alicia says, puzzled.

So it works! replies Lorelai.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Allowing users to execute unchecked code is a security compromise, regardless of the system.

http://blog.intego.com/2009/01/22/mac-trojan-horse-osxtrojaniservic...

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Bullshit argument, and it has always been.

Design a good operating system and provide sane defaults, and your system is secure. This PR statement parroted by the Apple faithful implies that because Mac OS X does not have the type of totalitarian control the iPhone does, that Mac OS X is insecure. Secure operating systems exist without totalitarian control. Mac OS X is secure. Linux is secure.

Lorelai and Alicia are walking down the street in Amsterdam, when Alicia notices that Lorelai throws a bit of salt on the pavement every 10 minutes. Why do you do that? she asks.

Well, to ward off elephants, of course! replies Lorelai.

But there no elephants here, Alicia says, puzzled.

So it works! replies Lorelai.


Agreed; at what point does the end user actually take responsibility for their actions and decisions made when using their computer/phone/etc? it is the one thing I can't stand about Apple is their condescending, "we know whats best for you" attitude. Allow people the freedom to screw things up - thats the only way people learn; by losing years worth of work in a second.

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