Mac OS X: Sorry, We’re Closed

Blogger Erica Sadun has posted an interesting story on TUAW about the possibility of a closed Mac OS X system in Apple’s future. Sadun recognizes the overwhelming success of iPhone OS, a closed system, and how it may be a smart decision for Apple to introduce a similar system for Mac OS. “It’s all about the numbers,” argues Sadun. “With successes like this, Apple would be foolish not to even consider an “appliance” computer system running a closed version of OS X.” If a new line of closed Macs were to be introduced, Apple would set the rules, ensure the quality, and policy the system — much like iPhone OS. However, Sadun isn’t suggesting that Apple drop their traditional OS X system. Instead, the future of Mac would include both an open and closed platform.

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