Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2012 15:13 UTC
Mac OS X "It's no longer possible to write a single app that takes advantage of the full range of Mac OS X features. Some APIs only work inside the Mac App Store. Others only work outside it. Presumably, this gap will widen as more new features are App Store-exclusive, while sandboxing places greater restrictions on what App Store apps are allowed to do." Anybody surprised by this, here's the clue stick. Please proceed to hit yourself with it.
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RE[2]: No MacOS X for me.
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 26th Jan 2012 15:29 UTC in reply to "RE: No MacOS X for me."
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MS already announced a similar position. Windows 8 Metro applications will be available only through the app store, and cannot be installed by way of untrusted third parties.

Yup, sadly MS is heading down the same path - although, it might be that you can still install Metro applications outside of the store if you so desire (like you will be able to with legacy applications). Not sure though.

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