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Mac App Store launching with over 1,000 applications

Today is the official start of CES here in Las Vegas, but Apple is grabbing some headlines of its own with the official launch of the Mac App Store. Much like the iOS App Store for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, the Mac App Store allows users a single, unified place to go for OS X applications.

As usual, Apple CEO Steve Jobs was on hand to boast about his company's latest efforts in software distribution. “We think users are going to love this innovative new way to discover and buy their favorite apps,” said Jobs in a press release.

Like the iOS App Store, OS X applications will be placed in categories (Games, Graphics and Design, Education, Productivity, etc.). Developers must also adhere to Apple's "one step" process for installing apps on a user's machine, and follow its strict app submission guidelines.

“We’re delighted to bring our professional-grade paint and drawing app, Autodesk SketchBook Pro, to the Mac App Store on its first day of launch,” said Carl Bass, Autodesk’s CEO. “We’ve seen tremendous success on the Mac, iPhone and iPad with multiple apps. We’re excited to offer SketchBook Pro on the Mac App Store so artists can easily create everything from quick sketches to high-quality artwork right on their Macs.”

Individual iLife '11 applications like iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand will be available for $14.99 each. Apple's Aperture 3 software will be available for $79.99.

The Mac App Store is apart of Mac OS X 10.6.6 and can be downloaded via Software Update.

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Nothing innovative, just executed properly
By RedRoss on 1/6/2011 9:58:12 AM , Rating: 5
“We think users are going to love this innovative new way to discover and buy their favorite apps,” said Jobs in a press release.

What is so innovative about it? Thats the way people were installing apps (applications) in the Linux community for years. Even for free.

What he should have said is: "Like the free OS for human beings "Ubuntu", we have also made a centralized app store. Ours is better of course, because we have more paid apps" (yup I agree, that the amount of paid apps in Ubuntu app store is pitiful)

RE: Nothing innovative, just executed properly
By Smilin on 1/6/2011 11:02:54 AM , Rating: 3
As a Windows fan I've always been very impressed by apt-get. The closest thing Windows has is Steam.

App stores are about to become ubiquitous on Android, Chrome, Windows, etc. but you're absolutely right..Linux gets props for the original innovation.

..but again failing to slap a GUI on it. :(

RE: Nothing innovative, just executed properly
By vignyan on 1/6/2011 12:27:54 PM , Rating: 2
Nope... There is a GUI too!!! Synaptic and Unbuntu Store - both GUI versions! Ubuntu Store is much more simpler and easier than synaptic and has been there since Ubuntu 9.04...

Apple Computers just became a thief!

RE: Nothing innovative, just executed properly
By Smilin on 1/6/2011 1:19:42 PM , Rating: 2
Ah sweet. Didn't know.

Apple Computers just became a thief!

...mmm..I think they actually became one when the original Mac (Lisa even) stole technology from Xerox and the trademarked name from McIntosh.

RE: Nothing innovative, just executed properly
By captainBOB on 1/6/2011 10:58:14 PM , Rating: 2
Hooray for misinformation!

Apple bought the technology from Xerox, and they bought the rights to use the Macintosh brand.

Also you can't steal what is free (open source). In fact, Apple has contributed many times to open source software, the Darwin kernel that is in Mac OS X is open source, Webkit is the browser engine powering Safari and Google Chrome (open source), launchd, a vast improvement over init and rc, is also open source, and this is only a few of the things open source from Apple .

It kills me when the open source fanatics get all up in arms when a company uses "their" code and makes a profit from it even if they contribute something in return, not that I agree with what they're doing with it, but if you don't want them using it, you shouldn't make it open source anyways.

By Smilin on 1/7/2011 11:18:02 AM , Rating: 2
Apple and Xerox developed GUIs independently and no, Apple did not buy the technology. If they had it would have helped their later hypocritical case against Microsoft.

Apple was also *forced* to buy the rights to the Macintosh brand from Frank McIntoshes company. They did the same crap with the iPhone and finally found some moral fortitude and paid ahead of time when they wanted "iOS".


Hooray for misinformation!


By sprockkets on 1/6/2011 5:07:24 PM , Rating: 2
“We think users are going to love this innovative new way to discover and buy their favorite apps,” said Jobs in a press release.

That guy is such a douche bag. He says that every time he releases any new product.

Hey Steve, nobody "loves" your new ipod nano and you forcing people to buy ipod touches! GFY!

“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads
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