Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jan 2011 22:59 UTC
Mac OS X Now that the Mac App Store has been snuck installed onto your machine alongside Mac OS X 10.6.6, you might be wondering - is there some way to remove that monstrosity of an application from my Mac? While it's not officially supported, it does seem like Apple has taken this scenario into account.
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RE: I don't think it's ugly...
by TheGZeus on Tue 11th Jan 2011 02:35 UTC in reply to "I don't think it's ugly..."
TheGZeus
Member since:
2010-05-19

Your English has been poisoned.

"Application", "program", or "even operating system 'feature'" are all valid.
'App' is slang/jargon for things installed via an "App store".

The antidote is well known, but seems to be rarely used by those with this variety of diction-poisoning: a dictionary.

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

"Application", "program", or "even operating system 'feature'" are all valid.
'App' is slang/jargon for things installed via an "App store".
a dictionary.
Thanks for defining how everyone else should use their language oh great one.

Personally I do understand that "app" mean "application" which would also be the equivalent of program.

And regarding the dictionary it's most likely outdated and don't contain the word app .. So there you go ;)

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jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

Personally I do understand that "app" mean "application" which would also be the equivalent of program.


Yeah, but the other way around is confusing. Recently a news site announced that a certain hospital had developed an application, and it took a while before I realized they had created an app.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

I'd quote Louis CK here, but it would probably get me banned.
So I'll just shorten it to "Shut up", as your post amounts to "NYEH!!"


"App" isn't in the dictionary, because it isn't a word.
It's slang, jargon, gibber-jabber, marketing, brainwashing...

Edited 2011-01-11 16:19 UTC

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tryfan Member since:
2006-12-16

"App, as a short form for "application", has been used since dinosaurs roamed the computer.
Visicalc and Lotus 1-2-3 were often called the first "killer apps" for MS-DOS, and ever since Linux appeared on the desktop people have been complaining about the lack of "killer apps".
The only thing it has to do with "app store" is that the a-s is a method for distributing app(lication)s.

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jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

True the word wasn't coined by Apple. But apart from "killer apps", which is imho more of an idiom, it wasn't used much, while nowadays the mainstream audience (and that's probably not you, OSnews readers) recognizes it as specifically referring to a small application for a smartphone or other mobile device.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Slang.
Jargon.
Abbreviation.

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