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[2]: Long Time Coming
by viton on Fri 17th Feb 2012 10:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Long Time Coming"
viton
Member since:
2005-08-09

I could imagine how pissed off I would be now after reading about this.

Pissed off because of what?
Windows already has "non-signed executable" warning since 2007. What happened to your freedoms?

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RE[3]: Long Time Coming
by chithanh on Fri 17th Feb 2012 13:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Long Time Coming"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

If drivers are any indication: it started in Windows 98 that a warning would be displayed for unsigned drivers. Since Vista x64 (2007), you have to change some obscure boot loader setting to load unsigned drivers. So it took Microsoft 9 years from step 1 to step 3 there.

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