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
"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?"