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[2]: I don't think it's ugly...
by tryfan on Tue 11th Jan 2011 10:07 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't think it's ugly..."
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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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

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.
Idiots who don't understand that applications and programs is the same as programs and applications may think so. And so do you.

An iPhone app is an iPhone program. End of story.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Slang.
Jargon.
Abbreviation.

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