Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 09:13 UTC
Mac OS X After the news that the new MacBook Airs do not ship with Flash pre-installed (which is news considering Flash has been part of Mac OS X for a very long time), we now have news that Apple is also taking what appears to be the first steps towards removing Apple's own Java runtime from Mac OS X.
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Who owns the computer?
by cmost on Thu 21st Oct 2010 15:54 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

To me, this is akin to an automobile manufacturer telling new car owners which radio stations they can and cannot tune into on their stereos. I'm not a Mac user but as an outsider this seems to be yet another example of Apple controlling how users interact with their own hardware. If one is leasing a computer, I could understand this approach but once you plunk down a considerable chunk of change (versus comparably equipped Wintel machines) then YOU get to decide how you view web content, not Apple. Is it still possible for users to install Flash and Java themselves (easily, without hacks) or is this functionality being culled from MacOS entirely? If the latter is true, then this is outrageous.

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RE: Who owns the computer?
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 16:25 in reply to "Who owns the computer?"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

"If you can't open it, you don't own it."

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