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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by fraterf93 on Mon 26th Apr 2010 20:00 UTC
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2009-04-23

OK before the app store and all I remember reading how some people would've liked Apple and/or Microsoft to have a repository/apt system for installing and finding software. Now that the app store has been here a while, and we've seen it play out, I was wondering how the app store software distribution model of Apple compares the repository model of Linux. Especially with regards to submitting apps for inclusion in repositories.

For the record I like the idea of convenience these two models provide. At this point as far as Apple goes, I think they could do a better job with their approval process. I really think the only apps that should not be allowed in the store are those that contain malware.

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