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04-24-2010, 05:52 AM #21
Have the guys at apple got the Windows bug?.. if they impliment this then the end of MAC is not faraway, success has gone to their heads. All heavy heads get deflated one day or the other in history.
I hope the day does not come when I am no longer proud to own a Mac.
04-24-2010, 05:56 AM #22
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Apple sheep will still flock to it.... and will claim that it's the best OS ever.....
04-24-2010, 06:11 AM #23
Hopefully it's just a rumor.
04-24-2010, 06:48 AM #24
I would actually beleive this. Isnt the whole point of apple comps to avoid 3rd party software that might not work perfectly?
PC for life.
04-24-2010, 06:59 AM #25
Well Apple is now realizing that there OS is now vulnerable for getting viruses. So to keep up the facade that macs do not get viruses. This is something they will have to do to keep it that way. So your new mac will come with software they want and thats it. Wow that sounds great! It will be just like a new iphone when you first turn it on. Boring!
04-24-2010, 07:06 AM #26
i dont think Apple would risk something that could harm their products so much. they are too clever.
04-24-2010, 07:09 AM #27
apple isn't stupid guys. they know that if they did this then they would be putting themselves out of business. I call shens on rixstep.
04-24-2010, 07:09 AM #28
If you read this story and laughed it off as nonsense, well done.
For those of you threatening to never buy another Apple product, you yourself have overlooked why they wouldn't never implement such a system.
Who would buy 10.7 if this were the case? Nobody. We all use 3rd party apps in our everyday workflow, nobody would be willing to sacrifice that. It would be a waste of Apple's time and money, and I do not believe that they are this stupid.
What I do believe is that a reporter with an IQ smaller than his shoe size has thrown enormous speculation on top of fairly solid information. It has been speculated that Apple plan to introduce an "OS X App Store." I, for one, think that is a fantastic idea. This does not mean you won't be able to download a unsigned binary and run it without Apple's consent. I expect that apps sold on this "OS X App Store" WILL require a root certificate, however. So, you can carry on using all your current 3rd party apps, and developers can continue to distribute via their own websites, out of their own pockets.
They can pay $99 for the benefit of Apple-sanctioned distribution, alongside (potential) access to a wider range of API's that will require Apple's approval.
04-24-2010, 07:13 AM #29
if apple did by chance do this, I will not be switching to windows. linux ftw! (after mac os x or course)
04-24-2010, 08:10 AM #30
Id be installing fedora on my macbook pro...
04-24-2010, 08:48 AM #31
Thank you Chrispy212. No way will this ever happen-Apple is simply working on an App Store FOR OSX, not that every single app will have to be signed. I can't believe some people are falling for this one. Rixstep is way out of line here..just trying to get publicity. I call a giant B/S on this one.
04-24-2010, 09:29 AM #32
04-24-2010, 09:30 AM #33
After the iPhone OS release, I always felt Apple would make future OSX versions fully closed systems like the iPhone OS, and I still believe that's where Apple will go. As for pushing app devs to an appstore type set up, I do find that harder to swallow. There could be anti trust issues there. We do have Bodega which is the closest thing to an appstore for Mac, (not a bad one either). To close off devs when they've had a free run, wouldn't win any friends and I don't think Apple would be so stupid to do that (but shareware apps might earn money in an appstore). Now, as for future devices....... this is a real possibility. If laptops were superseded by iPad type devices, maybe. If desktops disappeared and something else come to be, say a transparent touchscreen sitting on your desk, then perhaps yes. I think as newer devices replace older technology, then this is more likely, but not for the current hardware on OSX. This will only happen if there was a total hardware switch. IMHO.
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04-24-2010, 10:29 AM #35
I can certainly see why Apple would want to go this way, as Mac's gain more and more market share they will become tasty targets for Malware and Virus writers.
Do we really WANT Mac OS to have to become the 12 patch a day drudgery that is Windows?
I don't.... and I think it would be a bold move on Apple's part to at least attempt to put a well working certificate system in place to help avoid it.
Anyway even if Apple does it and we hate it, everyone will just go back to running multiple OS's .....Mac or Unix for safety and security and other less secure OS's for fun
I mean really, ....if we did not have Apple pushing hard, everyone knows we would all be stuck with VISTA ..for who knows how long... there is NO WAY M$ would have pushed out Windows7 yet.
So I for one say go Apple, push it till it breaks or you make it great either way it's CHANGE and that for ME is much better than another 20 years of Windows nonsense.
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04-24-2010, 10:39 AM #36
If they go through with that, I shall be selling my Mac, that is complete bull....It's only impossible if you quit.
04-24-2010, 11:27 AM #37
@BLOWNCO I never said that i agree with Apple about extending its control to the Mac OSX. Personally in fact i don't care what they do with their products as long as it can still make my life more easier. I have specific needs that i found OSX is doing great job for me, if that is no longer available due to their constraints i'll ditch Apple without second thought.
Developers on the other side have all the reasons to get pissed off about it.
Their control over the iPhone OS is arguably justified due to the sensitivity of the mobile hardware architecture compared to the desktop architecture which is more mature, but i see no reason form Apple to extend the control into their desktop platform.
04-24-2010, 11:30 AM #38
04-24-2010, 11:30 AM #39
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This is rather sad if it is true. I have all kinds of applications that i get from all over the net. So for them to control which applications I can use is a serious party foul.
04-24-2010, 12:27 PM #40