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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chmeee
Member since:
2006-01-10

Uhh... how do corporations have more rights than you? You do realize that you don't _have_ to buy the iPad, iPhone, or Win8 ARM machines, right? You're not being force-fed this stuff, it's all being made available. Now if you _want_ a Win8 ARM machine, you have to settle with the restrictions of the product _as_a_whole_, because it's being sold _as_a_windows_machine_ not as a do what you want machine. Once the hardware is in your hands you can do what you want. If you want to run Linux, you need to make the necessary changes _yourself_, they won't do it for you because it's not their job and it's not the purpose of the device. But you can do with the hardware whatever you want, it just may break the warranty (making the hardware do something it wasn't intended to do does not need to be warranted by the manufacturer, no matter how many people scream it does).

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Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

I take it you don't know much about US politics as of late?

Currently, in the US and essentially in countries that bend to it's will corporations do in fact have more rights then you do as they've gotten corporate person-hood which also means that money is now speech. It's why a group like the RIAA can have the CIA and FBI go around the world and take down your server, to do that takes an incredible amount of political pull.

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chmeee Member since:
2006-01-10

Influence != rights. I do recognize this as a technicality, but rights cannot be removed or granted, they simply exist (and anybody who talks about artificial "rights" is blowing smoke). _Certain_ corporations may have more influence than others (money talks, in all forms), but not all corporations have the same level of influence as others, and not all corporations have more influence than individuals.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Is it because I didn't include any smileys that you failed to detect the sarcasm and deliberate exaggeration?

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chmeee Member since:
2006-01-10

That must be it. In a world of self-entitlements and anti-corporation, it's hard to tell sarcasm from genuine in that type of statement.

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