Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 22:32 UTC, submitted by Radio
Mac OS X "No surprise that Apple's new Mac App Store has a similar set of rules and regulations as the iPhone App Store, and we just got the full list. There's nothing here that's too different from the iPhone review guidelines, but it all seems terribly odd when applied to a regular computer, and some of the more restrictive policies have already drawn ire from developers like Mozilla's Director of Firefox Mike Beltzner, who says the restriction against beta code won't work well with the Mozilla 'open beta' development process."
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The only people
by iskios on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 01:21 UTC
iskios
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2005-07-06

who didn't see this coming were the Apple Shills like Andy Inhatko who was making little end runs against Leo Laporte's insistance on MacBreak Weekly that Apple would definitely be "curating" this app store so as to control it.

Steve Jobs is a total control freak, and that extends from him out into his company in ways that are a bit creepy.

I love my Macs, but I think I'll stick to installing my apps the old fashioned way.

Until Apple decide that there will be not other way allowed, that is, and I think we can all see that coming too, right?

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RE: The only people
by Sauron on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 05:45 in reply to "The only people"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

And next months headline is: How to jailbreak your Mac! ;)

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RE[2]: The only people
by jgagnon on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 14:02 in reply to "RE: The only people"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

It's funny because it's quickly becoming true. Obviously we'll know more by the next major OSX release.

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