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Re: Apple Decides the Desktop Shall Be App-ified
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2010-10-23 10:01:10
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Apple announced Wednesday it will debut the Mac App Store, an online store through which users can purchase, download and install Mac OS X applications, within 90 days. Looking ahead further, the vendor said it will incorporate the Mac App Store in Mac OS X Lion, the eighth major release of its operating system for computers, which is scheduled to ship next summer. The Mac App Store is one of a slew of announcements, including new MacBook Airs, Apple made this week. The development raises the possibility that the industry will follow Apple's lead.


I don't like this ideal
Posted by: jescott418 2010-10-23 10:06:14 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
Although I have felt Applications for hardware like the iPad and the iPhone/Touch were fine. I find it a bit too closed ecosystem like to do this with a PC operating system. I would bet third party Applications will be subject to a Apple tax.
Although I don't mind the concept of Applications distributed this way. I am concerned about one company doing it. On top of that its a company that already locks users tightly to their systems.
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