Let's compare the programs/apps found in iOS and Ubuntu.
85% - Apps that do not work and costs good money
10% - Apps that work, but sucks and costs a buck
1% - Apps that have a meaning or is actually fun
4% - Paid apps that will never be used after you buy them
Ubuntu Software Centre:
>99% - Programs that work and serves a good purpose and is free
He's right about the online distribution model. He's wrong only about mentioning only the AppStore and not the Android Market, for instance, not to say Steam.
But everybody already realized that by now; re-stating the facts doesn't make them more obvious than already are. I guess he had to step on the Apple pedal because he's working on that RAGE deal with them. One has to "lick" the hand that feeds them, right?
The way multiple providers are creating their own Android store fronts illustrates the point pretty well too. I personally avoid buying packaged software if I can get it through digital distribution instead.
I think the only time I buy boxed software any more is with game consoles.
On a side note, Rage MBTV is cheesy. The upcoming games using the Unreal engine will be far more impressive.
[citation][nom]osxsier[/nom]^^another guy who does not get it.[/citation]
That guy being yourself?
Steam PREDATES the Apple App store by five years, and laid all the non communication level groundwork for such a distribution platform. ATT, Cox and all other telecom services working on their end as well to provide the bandwidth. Apple just waited for all the groundwork to be laid for it in the key areas (3G to be commonplace, the disro model to be hashed out, smartphones becoming a status symbol)
I'm not bashing Apple because they made a PoS that works (PoS not to be confused with a POS) I'm just saying they're not innovating here in any way shape or form.
Now as for Carmak he's just busy being Apple's newest "cool guy you attractive people with lots of money and are obviously important should listen to". I just have one thing to say to him. Your game better be the biggest thign to hit FPS's since Counter Strike AND Halo combined, because aligning with Apple like you have is a VERY bold statement in a community that pays for your bread and butter, and as a majority dislikes Apple.
People want to give Steam all the credit well Itunes was around before steam. So it was an electronic download model even before Steam. Steam does not have the momentum that the appstore does either so why would it be a model anyone would want to model? You 12-20 year old kiddies need to get a clue.
[citation][nom]iphone girl[/nom]People want to give Steam all the credit well Itunes was around before steam. So it was an electronic download model even before Steam. Steam does not have the momentum that the appstore does either so why would it be a model anyone would want to model? You 12-20 year old kiddies need to get a clue. Carmack > All of you[/citation]