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Apple, Linux welcomes you to 1998!

Jan 08, 2011, 10:02 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Granted, I'm being a little snarky — but only a little. Apple's App Store for the iPhone was a big deal because, before Apple, the application landscape for mobile phones was not that rosy. Apple simplified getting applications on the phone without having to deal directly with the carriers — so some credit is due there. They've also raised the bar in terms of what developers are shooting for for mobile devices, so kudos to Apple for that.

"But the buzz over the Apple Mac App Store? Meh. Look at the features that Apple touts:

"Install any app with ease

"Keep your apps up to date

"The app you need. When you need it

"Buy, download, and even redownload

"Linux folks, sound familiar?"

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