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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dark future
by bowkota on Thu 16th Feb 2012 18:22 UTC
bowkota
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2011-10-12

We're headed to a future where malware won't be an issue (kind of like how iOS is today) and unless you want to install pirated or suspicious/illegal software, then you have nothing to worry about.

Sounds pretty bad.

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RE: dark future
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 18:25 in reply to "dark future"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

We're headed to a future where malware won't be an issue (kind of like how iOS is today) and unless you want to install pirated or suspicious/illegal software, then you have nothing to worry about.

Sounds pretty bad.


We're heading towards a future where crime won't be an issue, and unless you want to do anything suspicious/illegal, then you should not worry about the cameras in your homes and streets.

Edited 2012-02-16 18:25 UTC

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RE[2]: dark future
by dvhh on Fri 17th Feb 2012 02:53 in reply to "RE: dark future"
dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

Thom you forgot about internet snooping and domain seizure, you know for catching pedophiles.

But back on the subject, I am somehow glad (in a sad way) you were right about the iOS-ification of the mac.
Too bad that apple clients will gladly take it.

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RE: dark future
by Mellin on Sat 18th Feb 2012 10:01 in reply to "dark future"
Mellin Member since:
2005-07-06

Open Source Programs = Suspicious/illegal software ?

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