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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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by ctwise on Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
ctwise
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2007-02-28

No. An Apple developer ID is $99.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

No. An Apple developer ID is $99.


It is free to register but it costs $99 if you want to publish it on the App Store and also wish to have access to the preview releases. If you sign up as I do you only get access to documentation, released versions of SDK's and that is about it.

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by stestagg on Thu 16th Feb 2012 17:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

It may be free to register, but to actually run an app on your device, costs $99 per year.

I own an iPod touch, I also own a mac running Xcode. But to run my own code on the iPod requires a certificate from apple that I have to subscribe to.

The only way I can push my code onto my device is to (potentially break US law) jail-break my iPod, hack xcode, and set some kernel parameters to allow self-signed apps.

If this is the future for OSX, then that would be a very bad thing.

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