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[7]: I don't think it's ugly...
by jal_ on Tue 11th Jan 2011 15:29 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: I don't think it's ugly..."
jal_
Member since:
2006-11-02

Again, that's from a technical point of view. I was arguing from a functional point of view, from which the difference between an app and a "normal" application is as huge as between post-it and a novel.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

In your mind, perhaps, but again, that has no basis in reality.

You're not even speaking for the general population. Anyone with a reasonable number of synapses firing knows that 'app' is jargon for 'application'.

Cheese-on-rice and crispy crappers, this is frustrating...

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rob_mx Member since:
2005-08-04

So Firefox is an app and not an application?

Just curious, where did you get those definitions from?

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

My guess: an orifice.

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BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

From a functional point of view, application and program are identical, so by that logic, so is app, which is just short for application.

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Again, that's from a technical point of view. I was arguing from a functional point of view, from which the difference between an app and a "normal" application is as huge as between post-it and a novel.
You're not arguing from a functional point of view. You're arguing from your own ideas of what this and that word should mean. Which is yours, and wrong. And then you tell others that their understanding of how to use the words are wrong just because they aren't using them as you do.

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