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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My god, you're acting like the AppStore is now the ONLY way to install applications on your Mac, when this is obviously not true. Nothing has changed; you can still to go any website, discover a piece of software you like, purchase, download and install it from there

True, but only to some extent. Some applications have become App Store exclusives. Namely:

- Pixelmator
- Twitter (know as Tweetie before)
- Coversutra
- Courier

Probably there are more, with more to come I'd expect.

No big deal, but what irritates me is that previous purchases (i.e., before the App Store) do not count and cannot be upgraded through the store. The usual "Check for Updates..." still works, but it remains to be seen how long it will be before the developers will stop supporting non-store applications altogether.


Edited 2011-01-08 13:33 UTC

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