Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jul 2012 12:53 UTC
Mac OS X Apple has just released Mountain Lion to the Mac App Store. For a measly $20, Lion users can move to the new release right now, and honestly, at that price, there's little reason not to for the Mac users among us. It's not a huge or massive release or anything, but if you're a fan of iOS, you're going to love all the OS bits and pieces that are being transferred to your desktop. Have fun installing, and, as always, be sure to read the only review that matters: John Siracusa's 25000 words long review (that's almost as long as the thesis I wrote to earn my master's degree, holy cripes!). I know what I'll be reading today on my brand new Nexus 7. If you can, please support Siracusa by buying the ebook version on Amazon (currently stuck in the review process, should show up any minute now). Why? Because Siracusa's kind of technology writing is something we need to cherish, because we have less and less of it.
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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by _txf_ on Thu 26th Jul 2012 13:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
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2008-03-17

It's nearly impossible to set up and use a Mac running Mountain Lion without being prompted to enter an Apple ID for use with "the iTunes Store, the Mac App Store, iCloud, and more," to quote one of the many dialog boxes Apple throws at the user.

Oh yes, of course it's for my own convenience! In fact everybody knows that I'm just a dummy who doesn't know when or where save a file... *sigh*


TBH, that is where all the big players are going. Android, iOS, Windows 8 and even Ubuntu do this sort of thing to various degrees.

Edited 2012-07-26 13:34 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by marcp
by karunko on Thu 26th Jul 2012 15:03 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by marcp"
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2008-10-28

TBH, that is where all the big players are going. Android, iOS, Windows 8 and even Ubuntu do this sort of thing to various degrees.

I know, but that doesn't mean that I have to like this trend -- and don't think for a moment that they have our best interest in mind.


RT.

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