Linked by fran on Tue 8th Feb 2011 18:08 UTC
Apple "A new report suggests that Apple may be planning to eliminate retail boxed software from its Apple Stores, instead focusing on promoting the Mac App Store for software sales. This is indeed a trend that Apple has been pushing for a while, but not all the software that Apple sells would necessarily be a great fit for pure digital distribution."
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avgalen
Member since:
2010-09-23

I don't know that program, but if you really believe that anyone could program something that takes THAT much space you are sorely mistaken.

IF that software would ever be sold only through the appstore all the fonts/stockphoto's/cliparts/sample sounds/sample movies would be accessed through a website later, reducing the size to about (guessing) 250 MB which nowadays takes only minutes to download. A LOT faster than going to a store

(also, some games on Steam are quite big and lots of software on MSDN is "DVD-size")

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Logic Pro is professional-level audio creation and mastering software, and a good excuse for owning a Mac Pro (or G5 Power Mac in the past). I haven't touched it since those G5 days, but I can easily see several DVDs worth of sound samples and instrument packs in a modern version.

The size isn't what will ultimately keep Logic Pro off the app store though; rather it's the anti-piracy USB dongle. I don't see them squeezing one of those through the tubes.

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vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

The size isn't what will ultimately keep Logic Pro off the app store though; rather it's the anti-piracy USB dongle. I don't see them squeezing one of those through the tubes.

I didn't know that technique still existed. I remember having heard one of my university teachers talk about such a device (on COM or LPT ports) for Windev, back in the late 90s.

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vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

IF that software would ever be sold only through the appstore all the fonts/stockphoto's/cliparts/sample sounds/sample movies would be accessed through a website later, reducing the size to about (guessing) 250 MB which nowadays takes only minutes to download. A LOT faster than going to a store

But the "9 DVDs" would still need to be downloaded, right?

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