Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Jan 2011 22:21 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Mac OS X "Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.6 which which increases the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. What's also very important in this release is the introduction of the long-awaited Mac App Store with more than 1,000 free and paid apps. The Mac App Store offers apps in a variety of categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews." Anyone else bothered by the incredibly shoddy user interface? What the heck is up with the entirely messed up placement of the titlebar widgets? If you ever needed proof the Mac OS X team has become a ghost town thanks to iOS, this is it.
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some assurance
by project_2501 on Thu 6th Jan 2011 22:43 UTC
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sure you can install anything from anywhere on macos, windows, linux ...

but it's sometimes nice to have a minimal level of assurance that something was thought of highly enough to be in a repository / store.

Be that MSUpdate, yum repos, or AppleStore ...

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RE: some assurance
by vodoomoth on Fri 7th Jan 2011 10:38 in reply to "some assurance"
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I can understand that but isn't a bit of a misleading or false assurance? I for one prefer to rely upon other people's reviews and opinions. I don't think I ever download a program (or buy anything online) without reading the available reviews.
For me, the strong point in repositories or "app stores" and similar concepts is in the convenience that a "single place where to find software" represents.

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