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Windows 7: Steve Jobs looking for more control over Mac systems

22 Oct 2010   #1
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 
Steve Jobs looking for more control over Mac systems

Here is some interesting news from the Apple:

It appears that Apple is ready to do to Mac OS what they’ve done to their iPhone and iPad – lock out applications that do not pay to be in their “Mac Apps Store.” Gawker reports that in order for developers to put their applications in the new App store that they will have to submit the programs for Apple review and concede to giving Apple 30% of their revenue from sales. If developers refuse, they will lose the easy accessibility and automatic update features.
In essence, Jobs wants to make your computer an appliance.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The whole Apple mantra is that it “just works.” This will definitely help push the Mac even further in that direction. When you buy something from the new Mac Apps Store, just like from the iTunes store, you know that it will run flawlessly on your device. On the other hand, you lose a lot of flexibility of competing software – it’s their way or the highway. In addition, it gives Apple a lot of power to censor what is displayed on their device.
While this move might make sense for the people who don’t think of technology as anything but a tool, it could also push some users away from Mac and over to a more open platform like Windows or even the “dead” Linux. The question is whether users want a computer or an appliance. Jobs is betting that most people want something that works as easily as their microwave rather than having something that’s versatile but more work to manage.
It should be noted that you will still be able to load programs in the traditional sense, but if you want to have your software in the App store, then you will have to play by Apple's rules.



This is one thing that just may push me over the top with Apple and their goal to control any and all things for the Mac.


It doesn't mean that Adobe and others software doesn't work (or won't), it just means that Apple is attempting to control what goes on a Mac (your Mac, iPad, etc.).


Truly sad. . .
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22 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Interesting read. Thanks for posting it, Lee. I concur with your opinion.
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23 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate x 64 & Windows 8.1 x 64
 
 

Well Apple let Steve Jobs go once already, then re-hired him. If this causes a mass defection of apple users to Windows, Google ect. then Mr jobs may need a new job again.
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