Most likely due to Samsung Knox.
I don't think this was a flaw in that safe files list. It mentions it could be executed automatically, not that it was executed without warning.
Safari has the "Open 'safe' files automatically' option which is turned on by default. I think this is more likely the issue.
The issue was not Java applets embedded in webpages, they were still disabled. It has to do with a (stupid) feature in Safari, "Open 'Safe' files after downloading." Apparently the Java web start files were on the safe list and would auto-execute.
Or Google's Native Client.
If you disagree with everything they've done so far and where they're going, it seems the perfect time to do so, when it's not commonly used. Maybe they'll blow everything else out of the water, I'm not holding my breath but wish them the best.
It's still a GPL project.
Blocking all third party cookies breaks things that a lot of people like and use, like Facebook/Twitter login, disquis, etc. This is a better solution than the current wide-open default, while still allowing you to block everything if you choose.
It certainly does explain it.
The system they slapped together included Google Checkout, which is used for shipping physical goods to physical addresses. Everything goes to the developer because the developer is selling you the product, not Google. Unfortunatley it appears they kept the location features, even though it was unneeded for the new role.
Play Store is essentially a different interface to Google Shopping.
Why wouldn't they do this on ReactOS directly?
Looking at Windows source for inspiration seems a little dangerous.
Surface Pro is full Windows 8, no reason you shouldn't be able to. Windows RT has artificial lockdowns to try and force you to use Windows store or SCCM sideloading.
And then Windows came along and integrated Lotus 1.2.3. with Miami Vice.
Apple doesn't hide the BSD improvements either. Go visit their Open Source page. You can build Darwin if you put in the work.
Have you ever visited Apple's Open Source page? You'll find they do share code, even purely BSD code.
Though I'm not really sure what your point is, nor how you got +5. Apple is not even mentioned in this story, what "stupid bullshit" are you talking about?
The gestures are there on other systems, but they "work". I've not used a non-Apple product yet that isn't jerky when running even simple jestures like two-finger scroll (including my ThinkPad).
Apple's Metro doesn't get crapped on because it isn't mandatory. Launchpad is not forced on anyone, it will pop up when you buy something from the store but the Application itself is still in the Applications folder and easily accessible. You do realize that every gesture in OS X is configurable? They default to natural scrolling or swiping from the edge of the trackpad, but you can change this from one Preference Pane.
Windows 8 does not run on ARM, Windows RT does, but it doesn't really matter anyway. So far the courts have been pretty permissive about locked down Apple and Android devices, I see no reason why this would be different.
The new tablets and phones have been marketed as appliances, complete in and of themselves and not user serviceable, therefore there is no need for users to have access to extended functionality. While users do jailbreak them and find ways around, the courts so far seem to support the appliance idea. Most of which are running ARM.
MacBook air doesn't have a touchscreen, or the iPad form factor.
People will buy this.