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Apple sandboxing apps
By Dave Winer on Saturday, November 05, 2011 at 2:01 PM.

A picture named can.jpgApple is proposing to implement a requirement for their store that apps must run in a sandbox. So system-level scripting environments can't be distributed through their store. This is a price I am prepared to accept.  #

However, why didn't they do something to add value to their operating system, instead of adding a restriction on developers? Why not make virtualization part of the Mac OS X release. What an amazing thing that would be. I would then consider making all my web apps run in Mac OS X.  #

Too many companies lack the creativity to see ways to expand the users' universe. Instead they are trying to shrink it. Since I'm a user in addition to being a developer, I find this depressing. It is depressing.  #

Why do platform vendors always eventually pick fights with their users? #

How could this possibly work out well for them? (Or the rest of us.) #

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