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: Good move
by Neolander on Fri 4th Nov 2011 18:03 UTC in reply to "Good move"
Neolander
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Second, although the implementation is more than perfectible, Android showcases that sandboxing can be introduced on a new OS without draconian OS vendor control.

Third, you state that vendor-controlled application stores make it easier to find and install software. I believe this is quite a suspicious statement. Finding good software in huge repositories is actually quite long and difficult, and word of mouth remains the main way of discovering new software with or without app stores. As for installation itself, it is made easy not by the use of app stores themselves, but by the standard application packages they use. You are right that application stores are better for paying applications, though, but I don't know up to which point (PayPal is a universal mean of buying software on the internet, and software can use the same kind of DRMs as app stores to reduce piracy).

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