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Ubuntu 1st, Mac 2nd, Windows DNF

Posted 10-21-2010 at 10:36 AM by beetleman64

Apple's announcement that a Mac OS App store would be a major presence is Mac OS X 10.7 Lion was perhaps unsurprising. After all, what more would you expect from the company which essentially introduced the idea on the iPhone and now the iPad. What is surprising is that Apple has been beaten to it by none other than Ubuntu, an OS whose unashamed vision is to take on and beat Apple at their own game.

Users of Ubuntu 10.10 will doubtless be aware of the inclusion in the Software Centre of an area to buy applications. And while the Fluendo DVD player is currently the only offering, don't be surprised to see a collection of good quality apps coming soon. Of course, Apple's system will have greater support, not least due to the far greater penetration of commercial application on that OS, but the principle remains the same.

So, well done Apple, for realising the massive potential for making money a long time after everyone else (including Ubuntu) noticed it. And well done to Ubuntu, for attempting to take Apple on at its own game.

As for Windows, well...
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