Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 10:01 UTC
Mac OS X Over the weekend, a rumour spread like wildfire through Apple and Mac circles which stated that starting with Mac OS X 10.7, Apple would introduce the App Store model to the Mac, allowing only Apple-approved applications to run. It became apparent to me right away that this was a load of nonsense, and for once, I was right: Steve Jobs has personally dismissed the rumour.
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This is really not that hard of an issue to solve. You just have two classifications of Apps. "Apple Certified" Apps and Non-Certified Apps. In order to install the latter, you have to first enable them to show up and then click through a big, "AT YOUR OWN RISK" popup before installing. The average mom and pop user would never bother, but then again, they probably wouldn't install too many non-big-name apps.

Apple could take their sweet time reviewing apps for the Certified section, and use some kind of user feedback (like a "report malware" button) in the Non-Certified section to give them a heads up regarding dodgy apps. Easy.

I agree that, in all likelihood, some kind of "App Store" is coming to OS X in the future.

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All the app store is is a repository of applications that apple controls the difference between the linux repos and apples way of doing things is that apple will not let you add any third party repos to your own machine by way of leaving out that functionality in their app store (installer). And you cant install software any other way on these machines (unlike linux)

I would have no problem with apple having an app store for osx but at the VERY LEAST allow for third party repos!

Edited 2010-04-26 18:22 UTC

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