Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Sep 2011 22:30 UTC
Windows Why, would you look at this. All this time we were expecting Apple to be the first one to flip the switch and limit desktop users to Mac App Store applications and turn Mac OS X into a walled garden, but in fact, Microsoft will be the first to flip this switch. As it turns out, Metro applications can only be installed through the Windows Store - with sideloading only for enterprises and developers (this doesn't apply to legacy applications).
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MacMan
Member since:
2006-11-19

For some reason, I think this is an absolutely asinine word and just irritates me when I see it used everywhere.

FYI, I DO NOT have an iPhone, iPad, nor do I have any intention of upgrading to Lion on my Macs, and I now use Gnome3 80% of the time, so don't accuse me of being an Apple fan boy / apologist.

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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

What does Lion have to do with anything?

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B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

A "walled garden" is something we used to call a "golden cage". But since a golden cage has right in the name what it is, namely a cage, even the most retarded customer could guess what's going on. So some marketeer (or fanboy, I can't distinguish them anymore) decided to use the more deceptive walled garden. At least, that's my version of the story ;)

BTW, both terms originated in fairy tales, where the imprisoned prince/princess/animal/whatever had all possible comfort but longed for freedom anyway. The nerve...!

Edited 2011-09-21 11:10 UTC

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

For some reason, I think this is an absolutely asinine word and just irritates me when I see it used everywhere.


You're right, "gated community" is probably more accurate.

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