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Apple's [url="http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/25/3185644/mac-os-x-10-8-mountain-lion-review"]OS X Mountain Lion[/url] launched on Wednesday, and with it came a new set of rules laid out by Apple that restrict what Mac developers can do with their apps. To sum it up, in order to take advantage of new features like iCloud and Notification Center, developers must "sandbox" their app

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This is eventually going to lead to the death of the open operating system environment..... you know others will start to adopt closed OS's to cash in at some point and then go full blown closed gate model
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We really are heading down a horrible road here, Windows and OS X are becoming more and more locked down :/
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[quote name='thealexweb' timestamp='1343422204' post='595039775']
We really are heading down a horrible road here, Microsoft and OS X are becoming more and more locked down :/
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yeah a horrible road where if you want to make money writing software you have to pony up a good percentage of your profit to the OS maker ugh....
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...and you also have access to only small number of APIs and you are very limited with what your app can do.

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Why not go completely open. I mean android does it and it has no viruses at all.

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[quote name='Colin McGregor' timestamp='1343424514' post='595039833']
Why not go completely open. I mean android does it and it has no viruses at all.
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Because as long as Apple, and Microsoft control the PC and OS markets it's their way or no way. . . :rolleyes:

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[quote name='Colin McGregor' timestamp='1343424514' post='595039833']
Why not go completely open. I mean android does it and it has no viruses at all.
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It's a tradeoff.

Not talking about Android specifically here, but I'd rather take some reasonable security measures that don't get in my way and allow me to do whatever the heck I want (even if that means having a certain degree of responsability on keeping my system safe) over being babysitted and getting my computer turned into a blackbox appliance, which is where computing seems to be heading.

YMMV.

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I'm afraid that only system, that won't get in your way is Linux. OS X is half way to the iOS path (total lockdown), and Windows is trying to get there with Metro app store.

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[quote name='Colin McGregor' timestamp='1343424514' post='595039833']
Why not go completely open. I mean android does it and it has no viruses at all.
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Wait. No viruses? Try again....

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I don't quite understand why they made the sandbox so strict. Many applications won't qualify for the AppStore anymore

[quote name='Dot Matrix' timestamp='1343425595' post='595039875']
Wait. No viruses? Try again....
[/quote]I think he was being sarcastic

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Well, take a look at Linux. It has less viruses than Mac, and it's completely open.

On the other hand Mac is completely open regarding what you install, and I have seen only a small number of malware for it.

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The (IBM) PC platform has been built on the premises of an open architecture, that's the reason that brought the industry to where it is now. These *******s (Microsoft, Apple, Google or whatever), with their "walled garden" and "app store" bullpoop, are just marching in the completely opposed direction - ie no open architecture, no industry that thrives and evolves.

They really disgust me, and they will NEVER have me. I have purchased a single "app" in my life (a GPS navigator on Windows Phone), I won't do the same mistake another time.
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[quote name='neufuse' timestamp='1343422002' post='595039771']
This is eventually going to lead to the death of the open operating system environment..... you know others will start to adopt closed OS's to cash in at some point and then go full blown closed gate model
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Disappointingly true. It looks as if those that want a truly open computing experience may have to look into Linux in the future, it's clear Microsoft and Apple are both intent on pushing people towards being walled into their app stores.

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It's all about control and being greedy. I feel the computer experience is going to be a whole lot less fun in the future.

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Yeah I agree profits are at work here however I think consumers have also brought this on themselves demanding seemless out of the box experiences, no dramas, easy to use etc. To some degree the only way to control those variables, particularly with the out of the box experience, is to lock it down. Whilst things will probably get worse before they get better, it means open OS' will resurge with popularity again and maybe even something completely new will come about

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I get the feeling that the computing future of Windows and Apple users will end up being an app store lockin, with no customisation. It will suit people that love fart apps and angry birds, but little more.

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