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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RE: I actually agree...
by Moredhas on Fri 4th Nov 2011 06:42 UTC in reply to "I actually agree..."
Moredhas
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Linux is kind of going to gain traction by default, now. Microsoft and Apple, at the consumer side, are making a concerted effort to turn their backs on the professional market. Sure, Microsoft might still keep their server offering vaguely professional, but who the hell is going to know how to use it, once Metro has vomited all over Windows' desktop versions? Pretty much the only reason windows is considered "easy" to use is it's ubiquity, and I'm sure that's all that keeps it in the server room, and in cubicles, too.

Professionals who want a UI that hasn't been butchered, and who want to run more than just what Apple and Microsoft let them, will turn to some form of Linux. This won't happen overnight, it may not even happen during Window's 8's shelf life, but I think the bile the two major players are forcing on us will turn more people to Linux.

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