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Comment Re:Steam can't run in a sandbox so apple can lock (Score 1) 155

The mac will NOT be app-store only. However, if you CHOOSE to run app store only apps, you get sandboxed, vetted apps from a trusted vendor. Windows 8 is going the same way

Metro applications in Windows 8 will only be available through whatever they call the Windows App Store.

Comment Re:"UI designers" just can't design UIs. (Score 1) 1040

Software developers are mainly concerned with creating software that works, and that works well. "UI designers", on the other hand, are more interested in creating software that looks "pretty", even if it's damn impossible to use productively.

And that's why we need the UX people.

Comment Re:How can this not be prior art? (Score 2) 244

Steam isn't prior art.

that allows users to purchase a product from another source without leaving the application... the product source, which is different than the application source... gives the impression to the user that they are purchasing the product directly from the application

With Steam you buy it from Steam through Steam. With Apple's in-app purchase you buy it from iTunes through the third-party app.

Comment They're not *that* evil (Score 5, Informative) 899

Microsoft said they're trying to figure out how to allow users to dual-boot. In the //build/ video discussing the new Windows 8 boot process, the presenter said they were trying to figure out how to keep boot secure but still allow users to boot into Windows 7, since Windows 7 doesn't support this. And if it works for Windows 7, it'll probably work for Linux.

A committee is a group that keeps the minutes and loses hours. -- Milton Berle