Oolite on the Mac App Store....?

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Re: Oolite on the Mac App Store....?

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Aren't Apple trying to 'trademark' the term 'App Store'?

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El Viejo wrote:Aren't Apple trying to 'trademark' the term 'App Store'?
Along with any product that began with "i" iirc.

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Thargoid wrote:
El Viejo wrote:Aren't Apple trying to 'trademark' the term 'App Store'?
Along with any product that began with "i" iirc.
well that's all the makers of inkwells in the poop then...
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DaddyHoggy wrote: well that's all the makers of inkwells in the poop then...
Ahh inkwells... we actually had to use them at my old grammar school, along with a nib on a stick.

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DaddyHoggy wrote:
Thargoid wrote:
El Viejo wrote:Aren't Apple trying to 'trademark' the term 'App Store'?
Along with any product that began with "i" iirc.
well that's all the makers of inkwells in the poop then...
I draw the line at ice cream.
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CheeseRedux wrote: I draw the line at ice cream.
‘Cogito… ergo tutti frutti'.

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Slightly on topic: Paper today linked to the CrApple Store blog.
I only glanced at the blog itself, but from the article it appears that it's written by an angry & disillusioned ex-employee.
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CheeseRedux wrote:Slightly on topic: Paper today linked to the CrAplle Store blog.
I only glanced at the blog itself, but from the article it appears that it's written by an angry & disillusioned ex-employee.
That's an amazing amount of vitriol - I hope he feels better/expended/purged soon...
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Eric Walch wrote:EDIT: I just opened my old link. At first sight nothing has changed at the moment with the old download page.
That's a relief. I was under the impression that the whole page had been replaced with a link to the App Store. Maybe that was the German download page.

And yes, I got the App Store application as well with the 10.6.6 update. First I was wondering why my applications folder got re-organised. Then I noticed the new application early in the alphabet...

To be honest, I find it slightly dubious to deliver a pure shopping application as part of a OS update, without asking for my consent first.

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Commander McLane wrote:
Eric Walch wrote:EDIT: I just opened my old link. At first sight nothing has changed at the moment with the old download page.
That's a relief. I was under the impression that the whole page had been replaced with a link to the App Store. Maybe that was the German download page.

And yes, I got the App Store application as well with the 10.6.6 update. First I was wondering why my applications folder got re-organised. Then I noticed the new application early in the alphabet...

To be honest, I find it slightly dubious to deliver a pure shopping application as part of a OS update, without asking for my consent first.
I thought by owning an Apple product, you've already pre-agreed to that, and any subsequent, consent...
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I just want to say that I like Apple less and less every day. And I`m working on apple machines since 1986. Drop of "Computer" from their name says a lot. Maybe I should start looking at their products as home appliances instead of computers. In my mind You can do whatever You want with the computer and Apple is taking away that freedom from more and more of their products. Blah...

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That's a common feeling.

But Apple is a company. It doesn't have "feelings" of loyalty towards its "loyal" user base, the one that kept it alive through the rough patches. Capitalists would say "and why should it? It's a company, with shareholders." Still, the feeling that given Apple now has access to the mass-market (lowest common denominator etc etc) it doesn't care much about its traditional users, rankles. A bit.

I switched to Apple from Linux a decade or so ago, when Linux distributions were getting so fragmented (different from each other) that you couldn't be sure that software that ran on one distro would compile on another.

I suppose I can always switch back again. And I have an Acorn Archimedes, an A5000 and a BBC Model B :-)

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