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[7]: Comment by kaiwai
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 16:24 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I don't know about you but it seems pretty damn selective hysteria if you ask me - how about some consistency.


It isn't. First of all, there's a world of difference between a hidden opt-in and opt-out. Second, as far as drivers are concerned - this is a much older thing (like, uh, 8 years or something?) and I have no trouble admitting that I didn't see it as a threat back then. Mind you, this was pre-iOS. Pre-WP7. Pre-iPad. Pre-Android. Pre-Windows 8.

So, 8 years ago I didn't see something as a threat, but now I do. You got me there.

As for 'spoiled digital pussies' - get used to it.


And with that one single 'get used to it', you proved my entire point. Thank you.

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RE[8]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Thu 16th Feb 2012 16:32 in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

It isn't. First of all, there's a world of difference between a hidden opt-in and opt-out. Second, as far as drivers are concerned - this is a much older thing (like, uh, 8 years or something?) and I have no trouble admitting that I didn't see it as a threat back then. Mind you, this was pre-iOS. Pre-WP7. Pre-iPad. Pre-Android. Pre-Windows 8.

So, 8 years ago I didn't see something as a threat, but now I do. You got me there.


Or you were more mature back then playing a 'lets wait and see what happens'.

And with that one single 'get used to it', you proved my entire point. Thank you.


Yet you ignored everything I said after it. This is the world - either accept it for what it is, warts and all or go insane believing that you have a dogs show in hell of changing things.

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