Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 14:46 UTC
Mac OS X Well, this is a surprise. Several websites have a preview up of Apple's next Mac OS X release - it's called Mountain Lion, and continues the trend of bringing over functionality from iOS to Mac OS X. Lots of cool stuff in here we've all seen before on iPhones and iPads, including one very, very controversial feature: Gatekeeper. Starting with Mac OS X 10.8, Apple's desktop operating system will be restricted to Mac App Store and Apple-signed applications by default (with an opt-out switch), following in Windows 8's footsteps.
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Quicktime
by tessmonsta on Thu 16th Feb 2012 14:56 UTC
tessmonsta
Member since:
2009-07-16

I tried looking at their video, but they're requiring QT to be installed. After all their hype about HTML5, h.264, and railing against plugins, they're quick to change their tune when it's their own plugin...annoying.

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RE: Quicktime
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:02 in reply to "Quicktime"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I tried looking at their video, but they're requiring QT to be installed. After all their hype about HTML5, h.264, and railing against plugins, they're quick to change their tune when it's their own plugin...annoying.


Very annoying indeed. QuickTime is a pile of dog poo, just like Flash. HTML5 video already, Apple.

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RE[2]: Quicktime
by ephracis on Thu 16th Feb 2012 21:41 in reply to "RE: Quicktime"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Not only is QT bad, but they continue to try and sneak it into my system whenever I install Safari or iTunes on a Windows PC.

Here's a tip: put an abstraction layer in there and use the platform's native systems, which are working just fine and dandy.

Back on topic: this App-Store-limitation galore that is going on is not just affecting the average users, but us developers as well. A lot.

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RE[2]: Quicktime
by bolomkxxviii on Fri 17th Feb 2012 15:19 in reply to "RE: Quicktime"
bolomkxxviii Member since:
2006-05-19

"QuickTime is a steaming pile of runny dog poo"


There, I fixed it for you. ;-)

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RE: Quicktime
by jrash on Thu 16th Feb 2012 21:12 in reply to "Quicktime"
jrash Member since:
2008-10-28

Ah, Quicktime streaming, makes me want to party like its 1999....

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