Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 22:54 UTC
Mac OS X And so the iOS-ification of Mac OS X continues. Apple has just announced that all applications submitted to the Mac App Store have to use sandboxing by March 2012. While this has obvious security advantages, the concerns are numerous - especially since Apple's current sandboxing implementation and associated rules makes a whole lot of applications impossible.
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by sb56637 on Fri 4th Nov 2011 02:24 UTC
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I agree that this will send a lot of users in search of greener pastures in Linux... only to run screaming back to Windows. If it's true that Apple doesn't respect power users and developers, it's even more true that OSS doesn't respect normal users. The instability and the plethora of arcane, hacky "fixes" for issues that never should have appeared in the final release of many Linux distros are every bit as annoying as the dumbing down of the Microsoft and Apple products. And that's assuming users can even manage to install Linux on top of their "Secure Boot" BIOS.

(By the way I am an 8 year user of Linux on the desktop almost exclusively. But frankly I'm not satisfied with the state of GNU/Linux or Microsoft or Apple at the moment.)

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