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[AI] Apple set to open Mac App Store at noon Eastern on Thursday - report

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Apple's much anticipated Mac App Store will open for users of Mac OS X Snow Leopard at noon Eastern time on its previously announced launch date of Thursday, Jan. 6.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/01/05/apple_set_to_open_mac_app_store_at_noon_eastern_on_thursday_report.html

Personally I'm very excited for this. I think we'll see some good iDevice integration as well as good use of the Magic trackpad (mine's mostly been collecting dust). Will be fun to see how Cydia will take shape on Mac as well.

I'm sure Apple will popularize this form of software distribution as well (let's not say Linux has, because it hasnt).
 
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Woohoo... been waiting for this =)
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Originally Posted by ForumViewer;11901897 
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/01/05/apple_set_to_open_mac_app_store_at_noon_eastern_on_thursday_report.html

Personally I'm very excited for this. I think we'll see some good iDevice integration as well as good use of the Magic trackpad (mine's mostly been collecting dust). Will be fun to see how Cydia will take shape on Mac as well.

I'm sure Apple will popularize this form of software distribution as well (let's not say Linux has, because it hasnt).

Steam?
    
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I'm excited, great distribution ftw.
Edited by Phalanx1 - 1/5/11 at 2:45pm
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Most boring innovation at Apple ever. They took the Linux repository and gave it a facelift.
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I just see the Ubuntu software center with a skin.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NrGx;11903297 
Most boring innovation at Apple ever. They took the Linux repository and gave it a facelift.
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Originally Posted by dham;11904605 
I just see the Ubuntu software center with a skin.

LOL

wow. who knows. maybe being Apple, it will gain traction and become a selling point?

it has on the iOS arena, and i think MS might have been planning something similar for Windows...
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Steam?

Steam is popular, but not at the level of popularity ForumViewer is talking about.
 
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I for one can't wait.
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I'm really looking forward to the change this brings to the PC industry (I'm sure M$ will jump on the bandwagon and create a desktop app store).

I don't want to go to download.com, or google search to find an application. 1/2 the time the site links to a list of mirrors, and many times the mirror has an out of date version, or even an infected version.

App repositories are awesome as long as they're fairly open (unbiased user reviews, maybe even a steam-esque subforum for each app). I'm sure Apple's will be slick but too closed off, I hope Microsoft makes something more akin to a linux repository. Aside from a command line that actually does something, the best part about using linux on a desktop install to me is the repository, I miss it so much on my Windows7 install.
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