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[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by bouhko on Thu 16th Feb 2012 16:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
bouhko
Member since:
2010-06-24

And when I publish a "FuckApple" application, Apple will just delete my AppleID and user will see a big warning saying "This app is not safe".

I mean, why do I even need an ID to publish an application for anything ? It has been shown that it's easy to embed malware through Appstores (Android, Apple, whatever), so there is little gain in term of security. So why an ID ?

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Thu 16th Feb 2012 16:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

And when I publish a "FuckApple" application, Apple will just delete my AppleID and user will see a big warning saying "This app is not safe".

I mean, why do I even need an ID to publish an application for anything ? It has been shown that it's easy to embed malware through Appstores (Android, Apple, whatever), so there is little gain in term of security. So why an ID ?


You don't need to have an AppleID - you can continue installing that haven't been digitally signed. The digital signing of your application with an AppleID has nothing to do with Apple approving or disapproving your application - it is merely signing the application to say that you the developer associated with the AppleID created the application.

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RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by CapEnt on Thu 16th Feb 2012 17:06 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
CapEnt Member since:
2005-12-18

Errrr... you don't really answered bouhko question, he didn't asked if he can or not install a application. It's about the scaring factor imposed by Apple on common users installing a non approved application.

You don't need to have an AppleID - you can continue installing that haven't been digitally signed.

You forgot the ",for now" in the end...

Someone who accepts developing and aggregate value for a platform that imposes a form of light corporate censorship quietly, will also accept to lose some more rights just as quietly.

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by Neolander on Thu 16th Feb 2012 20:11 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

You said it yourself : so that Apple is able to ban your FuckApple application ;)

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