[OT] How long before..

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Aug 1 12:28:48 EDT 2012

I think that is like saying a seller of homes is a complete paranoid fanatic because he decided to upgrade the locks and put in the latest state of the art alarm systems. People who try to make this argument keep saying "every" like it was a fact that was just known and beyond dispute. To my knowledge, MOST Apple apps are still purchasable independent of the App store. Not only that, but all App store apps can potentially be sold on the developers site. Nobody is twisting anyone's arms here that I can see. 


On Aug 1, 2012, at 4:12 AM, Chipp Walters wrote:

> Björnke, thanks for the link!
> I predicted here in this forum a couple years back this would happen on the
> Mac. Apple would end up being the Gatekeeper of all the allowed software on
> anyone's computer.
> And, soon, just like it happened with Windows Vista, folks will just get
> used to turning Gatekeeper OFF (or option-clicking to launch apps) until it
> just becomes second nature-- sort of like command-Z for UNDO.
> How ironic does Ridley Scott's 1984 commercial seem today? More than
> anyone, Apple has mutated itself into Big Brother.
> On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 5:59 AM, Björnke von Gierke <bvg at mac.com> wrote:
>> This is the way Apple tries to make the OS virus-proof. It's also tying
>> into a marketing idea, to bring every App under their app store umbrella,
>> and a way to control every applications purpose and function. Ethical, and
>> Big Brother considerations aside, for now, there's a setting in the
>> preferences to reduce this security and control feature:
>> http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/07/os-x-10-8/15/
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