The Computerworld article on Apple’s introduction of an App Store for the Mac can’t find anyone who doesn’t think it’s the greatest win-win since butter melted on toast.
It makes me nervous. I don’t like hardware manufacturers telling me what software I can install. For example, Steve Jobs wants the iPhone and iPad to be safe for children, and I am not a child.
At least Jobs has said that the Mac App Store won’t be the only way to get software for the Mac. But Apple will do everything it can to skew users and developers in that direction. In fact, anyone want to pool on how long before Apple starts claiming that installing “unapproved” software can violate your warranty?
Like I said, it makes me nervous.