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New poll: Mac App Store and software purchases
Authored by: Milliways2 on Jun 06, '12 06:01:09PM

The only software I "buy" from the App Store is Apple software e.g. XCode, and that only because Apple forces me to.
Before buying software I research, from google, magazine and programmer sites.
I much prefer to download a trial version before deciding to buy.

I already find it unconscionable that Apple won't let me write my own software and put it on my iPod or IPad. If OSX goes this way I will be back to Windows.

As to the App Store UI, it is terrible. I am presented with a screen full of games and other rubbish I wouldn't put on my computer. I am forced to use the iTunes interface, but avoid App Store like the plague.

While on my rant, I object to Apple's censorship. It is good that they prevent malware, but attempt to impose their views on the world e.g. an app "Spicks and Specs", produced by Australia's national broadcaster related to a popular show was banned because the word spicks offends some American sensibility, but has no meaning to the world at large.

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