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Well it's official boy and girls -- Apple's Mac App Store is live as of this morning, and available to use and abuse via a Snow Leopard update (version 10.6.6 to be exact). The OS X application market takes the company's wildly successful iOS App Store to its logical conclusion, bringing an orderly, structured app buying experience to desktops and laptops across the globe. The Store will launch with over 1,000 titles, including Apple standards like the iLife suite broken out into separate parts (iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand) selling for $14.99 each, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for $19.99 apiece, and the bank-breaking Aperture for $79.99. Of course there'll also be third-party apps present at launch, including Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Pixelmator, Cheetah 3D, and Flight Control HD (yes, a port of the iPad version).

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Hahaha, now it's just like Windows, comes with an OS, but no apps!
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Cool, but how long until they disallow non-verified software? Time to start working on a jailbreak for mac?
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Hahaha, now it's just like Windows, comes with an OS, but no apps!
It launched with a 1000 apps ?
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It launched with a 1000 apps ?
I think he means mac will stop coming with ilife installed and force you to buy it through the app store. Although i still don't get it as windows comes with a lot of applications.
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Wonder what this means for sites like Macupdate.com?

Hm. I dunno, I think a lot of people will still be using those sites as the Mac App Store will definitely be just as restrictive as the iOS app store.
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Cool, but how long until they disallow non-verified software? Time to start working on a jailbreak for mac?
This is what I told my mac friend. Fortunately he's not a fanboy.
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Meh, this is awesomeness. Good prices for Apple's software (I.E, iPhoto is like $18 AU), I can download again whenever I want and I'm allowed to use it on any Mac in my household IIRC.
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If this brings the prices of their computers down by a fair bit... I still wouldn't buy one as I currently have no use for one. Still, I would hope it would bring the price down a little...
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So, OSX gets somewhat closer to it's BSD origin: Package management.

I'd bet money, though, that you can't add / remove repos.
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