Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jan 2011 18:00 UTC
Mac OS X Remember the good old days? The good old days when people cried loads of foul over the inconsistency in the Windows user interface? You know, applications deviating from the norm - with even Microsoft seemingly doing whatever pleased them? This was considered a huge problem, especially by those from the Macintosh and Apple camp. Oh, how the times have changed.
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re uses iTunes.
by shotsman on Sat 8th Jan 2011 08:19 UTC in reply to "RE: True"
shotsman
Member since:
2005-07-22

Upon reading the Apple site, it seems that the App Store for OSX does not use iTunes. It is a separate app included with the latest OSX update.

Pixelmator is a real good price on the app Store. I'd expect the makers to sell a lot more this way. If the cost to the end user is lower and the dev sells more isn't that a win-win?

Also, The Apple supplied apps (eg pages) are not at the top of the listing.(as seen with my web browser). If that continues then I really have a hard time understanding the problems people have with it. You don't have to use it do you?
I would not expect Adobe to start selling CS5 via the app store.

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RE: re uses iTunes.
by SuperDaveOsbourne on Sun 9th Jan 2011 03:46 in reply to "re uses iTunes."
SuperDaveOsbourne Member since:
2007-06-24

No, the price to volume sales inversely made is not a good deal for anyone but the middle man. The manufacture has more infrastructure to maintain (support, releases, so forth), the user has a diluted experience with the company and also lower quality of releases (fewer, more bugs, so forth), and the middle man (apple) gets to a high percentage of the cut along with demand due to being the outlet for a 'better' sales record.

The bottomline is apple is adding nothing to the software landscape, they are simply taking as much from the ground swell of idiots. Maybe the bozo consumer deserves to be raped by apple.

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