1: I haven't used the Apple App store in literally years, I pirate every app I get.
2: You can indeed log onto XBL with a hacked Xbox. People have been doing it for years.
Also, this will never go over. People will switch to Linux.
If Apple/PC seriously tried to limit your downloads to what they signed, that'd probably leave about 80 percent of products out there unable to download.....it'd infuriate the public...and the only people who would use it are very casual computer users that do nothing but browse and use stuff like Word and Powerpoint.
Infuriate the public? I dont think so. The people who buy their apps will *prefer* the new system. The only people it will infuriate are people who pirate software.
And you cant log onto live using a hacked xbox. You have to disable the mod first. Can you really see the majority of PC users having hacked PC's and having to remember to disable the hacks every time they go online?
Remote access is growing and once its become the standard way to run apps and games, how will the pirates cope with that? Do you really think the majority of PC users will own custom PC's full of hardware? Where will they buy the hardware from? If 80% of the world is using remote access, do you realize how difficult its going to become to buy your own graphics cars, harddrives, disk drives, motherboards.etc.?
We could argue this shit all day, but you know what... I wont. I know exactly where this is heading and within 5 years I'll be proved right.
This IDIOT has no idea what sandboxing means!
It has NOTHING to do with Apple's control over 'you' the user...
Sandboxing restricts an application ... fencing in the application within its bounds, so that it doesnt **** with everyting else on your machine, unless you decide to LET IT DO SO.
Sandboxing has nothing to do with Apple specifically, its been used by Java based apps since the dawn of time.
Sandboxing is a good thing for ALL USERS, apple or not.
Controlling where you can download apps from means everything regards user control. We are talking about not being able to get anything unless is downloaded via your OS using offical app/games stores. Apple and Microsoft have been setting this shit up for years. Its been free to make and release software on Windows or OSX for years. I should know. Ive been making games for 16 years! Now that we are all dependant, Apple/MS want their cut of *everything* that runs on their OS. 30% of EVERYTHING.
What apps do you speak of? The ones you either buy or steal?..... .... ...
100% of linux apps work and they are all FREE.
All the processional art and sound packages we use as a company dont work under linux without using some custom hacks/software. Adobe & Autodesk in particular don't support their software running on Linux and likely never will. For example, we got 3DS MAX running on Linux, but effectively lost all support from Autodesk because of it. Make no mistake, the big software developers *want* what Apple/Microsoft are trying to impose. Do you think the media world are going to dump Photoshop and move onto something like GIMP? Not a chance.