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: Comment by kaiwai
by amadensor on Thu 16th Feb 2012 18:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
amadensor
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2006-04-10

The reason to wail about app store only for Metro is this:

1) ARM is metro only.
2) ARM requires locked boot loader to run Win 8.
3) ARM power usage to performance is really good.
4) ARM based long battery life laptops will come out eventually.
5) I want to run what I want on them, since I bought them!


The Android way of a little check box to say, yes, I know this could be bad is a good idea. Locking it down is not.

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