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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ggeldenhuys
Member since:
2006-11-13

The average user could not install and run a Linux box for any length of time without banging their head against the wall in frustration...

What rubbish! I installed Ubuntu 10.04 for my folks (they are in their late 60's and not computer savy - zero experience). I installed Linux because of its stability and no virus worries, and Ubuntu is easy to use. They have used their pc for a year now, writing documents, sending emails, printing photos (they surprised me by installing their own printer), and even Skype'ing. They say they are having lots of fun - and phoned me only once for support. So Linux is no more difficult to use than any other OS!

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krreagan Member since:
2008-04-08

Your's is rubbish! My company had to halt linux installs because of all the support calls they were getting. 3-4 times the number of windows support calls. And the people running it were engineers!

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Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Engineers?? You wouldn't happen to mean MSCEs? ;)

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