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: It's not as bleak as it looks!
by Kivada on Thu 16th Feb 2012 18:04 UTC in reply to "It's not as bleak as it looks!"
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As a Mac user since the IIe, FUCK YOU APPLE!

Looks like I can now only ever recommend Linux anymore.

How long till Lightworks and Bitwig Studio out for Linux?

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Oh yeah, because companies like Adobe don't rake in obscene amounts of money so their CEO can swim in a giant pool of gold coins like Scrooge McDuck because of this "rampant piracy"? Even though companies like Microsoft want you to use Windows by any means necessary as you will become dependent on it.

Apple isn't doing this about COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, they are doing it so that they can skim money off the top of every piece of software you put on your computer, because SEVENTEEN BILLION DOLLARS is nowhere near enough money...

Oh, and for only having "1% marketshare" Linux is attracting allot more attention from software companies because of all the data showing that "pirate" less and are willing to spend a bit more then those on other OSs as the market is under served for certain software types. Sure, you won't ever see all the hundreds of thousands of crapware for Linux, for the fact that all of the smaller software packages have already been covered by F/OSS apps already in the repos.

Cause as I said before, I have pretty much no use for Windows or OS X anymore once Bitwig and Lightworks are ported. As for games, Whats been coming out via Gameolith, Desura and the LGP are more then enough to keep me entertained showing Linux as pretty much essential market for upstart game houses. Titles like OilRush!, Amnesia and Trine show even the little guys can make some pretty nice high graphics titles and at a fraction of the cost of the "AAA" clone a game companies.

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