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Last week, we asked readers to tell us if they think Google search results sucked Do You Think Google Search Results Suck? [MakeUseOf Poll] Do You Think Google Search Results Suck? [MakeUseOf Poll] Read More . It seems most MakeUseOf Readers are quite happy with Google Search results, however quite a few believe they are awful.

We tallied 449 votes broken down as follows: 57% voters think Google search results are fine; 30% think the results are awful and 14% were undecided.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.


Personally, I think if 30% of people are dissatisfied, there’s still some improvements Google can make.

This week’s poll question is: If OS X Stops Allowing Non-App-Store Programs, What Will You Do?

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Recently, Twitter released a new client for Mac OS X which was only available via the OS X App Store. This left Tiger users unable to download the application and many users questioning where this was all leading. Do Apple want all apps to go through the App Store? If so, what will we do about it?

What are your thoughts on the OS X App Store? Do you think Apple will ever stop other applications from being installed? Let us know in the comments!

  1. Nutz321
    March 19, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    This isn't about Steve. This is about blatant lies and misinformation. I don't believe Anomaly has done proper research and I was angry at the lie that he was spreading.

    I do love Apple and I want to see it be successful. I once had an impact with my MBP, the store still gave me a free replacement. They knew at the time, but I only remembered afterwards that the impact had occurred. I know of lots of people that have had Apple go beyond the call of duty, such as the time when Steve sent a free copy of an expensive pro app when a high school student asked for a discount. Okay, you could say he had a motive there, but he is also well known for replying to emails sent to his personal account. Short and not always making sense, but he replies. And all the things that Apple and Steve do shows me that they DO care about their customers and I would like them to be portrayed as a good company. I get angry when people lie.

    Of course, Apple has problems, such as Foxconn, I wish they would get rid of them already, but they are NOT out to get you.

  2. vs8
    March 8, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    There's no reason to insult people just because they don't agree with Apple. Chill a little.

    Think about this, while you're here wasting your time defending Apple and Jobs, he is making millions this very moment and he doesn't even know about this conversation. He doesn't care about FUD or what "haters" think of his vision.

    Don't waste your time defending him, he won't defend you if you were getting trolled on the internet.

  3. vs8
    March 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    You are an amusing guy! Love your passion.

    This face "XD" is not for "X" and "D" it's a joking face meaning I'm joking.

    I don't care about Apple nor it's products I was just joking with the author of this article.

    Don't be an iSheep, be cool and joke a little. ;)

  4. Nutz321
    March 8, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    1) It'll have to happen first
    2) How do you know that's not what we want? Why are you making assumptions? This may be a good thing, we just have to wait and see. People said the iPad was "just a big iPod touch". Oh, yeah? Well it's turned out to be more than that. You Apple haters said, "It's gonna fail!" We're the ones laughing at your faces now, morons. The problem with you guys is that when something new comes along, you just look at the surface, you've got to look deeper. Sure, "it's a big iPod touch" has some truth to it, but that doesn't give enough credit to what that can achieve. You've got to think logically.

  5. Anomaly
    February 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Yeah, if you like jumping through hoops to use a machine you purchased and own. This is a night mare when ever there is an OS update.

    Apple is definitely heading in the direction of totally locking down the system. Fortunately for them there are millions of idiots that will still buy Apple products when this happens. Fortunately for me their is Linux and even Windows will be preferable to a locked down Mac OS.

  6. Anomaly
    February 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Thats what apple wants you to believe but it's BS. It's a way to force you to go through apple to do what should be a simple user fix. That means more money for them. Try changing the hard drive in an iMac. It's major surgery. You need to send your computer in to have it done! Think about that. Just to change a hard drive you need to send it in for service. Insane.

    The clowns at apple will are even going as far as changing the screws in iphones that are brought in for service so you can't open the phone. This is the same as bringing your car in for service and the shop welds the hood shut so you can't touch the engine. It's absurd the crap Apple gets away with.

  7. Amaan
    February 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Already using Linux.

    Where's the "Wait for a jailbreak."?

  8. Justin
    February 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I love my mac for both the hardware and especially Mac OS X. I love OS X for both its easiness and the UNIX core. However, while I do love OS X, I will be running Linux on my MacBook Pro until I upgrade and forget Mac.

    Thankfully, the few OS X only apps I use have good Linux alternatives. The only one may be iTunes for my iPhone but I imagine I will probably drop that too.

  9. Amaan
    February 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Already using Linux.

    Where's the "Wait for a jailbreak."?

  10. Justin
    February 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I love my mac for both the hardware and especially Mac OS X. I love OS X for both its easiness and the UNIX core. However, while I do love OS X, I will be running Linux on my MacBook Pro until I upgrade and forget Mac.

    Thankfully, the few OS X only apps I use have good Linux alternatives. The only one may be iTunes for my iPhone but I imagine I will probably drop that too.

  11. curts
    February 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

    The day you cannot install programs from outside the company sanctioned "ecosystem" is the day it ceases to be a general purpose computer and becomes an appliance. Has apple learned nothing from Sony and their attempt to control the PS3 & PSP? Would you have to sign up to be a developer and install a "developer key" to be able to install and run programs not in the store? Would you have to pay for this "privilage"? Has apple so completely forgotten their heritage, i.e. the Apple ][?

    • Anonymous
      March 8, 2011 at 9:10 pm

      Apple has a brilliant ecosystem. Why put it in quotes?

    • Anonymous
      March 8, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      An appliance is a good thing. WTF is wrong with you? You want to use your toaster like a computer or like an appliance?

    • Anonymous
      March 8, 2011 at 9:25 pm

      Sony took away a feature that was advertised. Nowhere here does it say that's what Apple may do. Sony went after people when they hacked it and allowed other people to hack it. Nowhere here does it say that's what Apple may do.

    • Anonymous
      March 8, 2011 at 9:25 pm

      That was when Woz was there.

  12. Pikachu
    February 28, 2011 at 6:40 am

    The reason why users not able to change the battery is because Apple wants to reduce the size & weight of the MacBook by removing the structures to contain a removable battery.

    • Anomaly
      February 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      Thats what apple wants you to believe but it's BS. It's a way to force you to go through apple to do what should be a simple user fix. That means more money for them. Try changing the hard drive in an iMac. It's major surgery. You need to send your computer in to have it done! Think about that. Just to change a hard drive you need to send it in for service. Insane.

      The clowns at apple will are even going as far as changing the screws in iphones that are brought in for service so you can't open the phone. This is the same as bringing your car in for service and the shop welds the hood shut so you can't touch the engine. It's absurd the crap Apple gets away with.

      • Anonymous
        March 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm

        You can get the screws to open the iPhone for extremely cheap. Have you even searched, moron? C'mon! You can say what you want. Apple cares about its users. Tell me why Apple is consistently rated #1 in customer support, customer satisfaction, etc. CONSISTENTLY. Why are you so paranoid? THEY OPENED A PLACE TO GET APPS FFS.

        • Anonymous
          March 8, 2011 at 10:23 pm

          There's no reason to insult people just because they don't agree with Apple. Chill a little.

          Think about this, while you're here wasting your time defending Apple and Jobs, he is making millions this very moment and he doesn't even know about this conversation. He doesn't care about FUD or what "haters" think of his vision.

          Don't waste your time defending him, he won't defend you if you were getting trolled on the internet.

        • Anonymous
          March 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm

          This isn't about Steve. This is about blatant lies and misinformation. I don't believe Anomaly has done proper research and I was angry at the lie that he was spreading.

          I do love Apple and I want to see it be successful. I once had an impact with my MBP, the store still gave me a free replacement. They knew at the time, but I only remembered afterwards that the impact had occurred. I know of lots of people that have had Apple go beyond the call of duty, such as the time when Steve sent a free copy of an expensive pro app when a high school student asked for a discount. Okay, you could say he had a motive there, but he is also well known for replying to emails sent to his personal account. Short and not always making sense, but he replies. And all the things that Apple and Steve do shows me that they DO care about their customers and I would like them to be portrayed as a good company. I get angry when people lie.

          Of course, Apple has problems, such as Foxconn, I wish they would get rid of them already, but they are NOT out to get you.

      • Anonymous
        March 8, 2011 at 9:12 pm

        They lock down the computer to achieve Steve's vision of perfect. And all the time(except once when they took out FireWire on the MacBook), I have to say, I have agreed with Steve's vision of perfect.

  13. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I was even considering buying an iMac in the future, which would be my first apple computer, but i am going to wait to see what happens with this issue (for a few months anyways). It would be completely unacceptable if they were to only allow programs through the app store. Unfortunately I don't have much faith that they will be reasonable and allow people to their computers as they wish. Their m.o. seems to be to take more and more control of the end user's experience.

    • Angela Alcorn
      March 9, 2011 at 3:39 am

      It's true. Much as I love my Mac, I don't like where this is heading.

  14. wzhkevin
    February 28, 2011 at 6:34 am

    Presumably, i'd be able to jailbreak my Mac.

    • Anomaly
      February 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      Yeah, if you like jumping through hoops to use a machine you purchased and own. This is a night mare when ever there is an OS update.

      Apple is definitely heading in the direction of totally locking down the system. Fortunately for them there are millions of idiots that will still buy Apple products when this happens. Fortunately for me their is Linux and even Windows will be preferable to a locked down Mac OS.

      • Anonymous
        March 8, 2011 at 9:05 pm

        Windows is a joke.

  15. Anomaly
    February 28, 2011 at 5:34 am

    I already use Windows and Linux as well as Mac so I simply have to kick Mac to the curb when Jobs the idiot tries to make OS X like iOS and force you to install apps through the app store only.

    It's moronically obvious that is where Mac is headed. They want total control and it shows in everything they do. Can't even change your own battery in their laptops any more, it's ridiculous. As for jail breaking, I see no reason to jump through hoops to use their OS. I will just be rid of them and it will be a permanent move.

    • Anonymous
      March 8, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      That is NOT where Mac is headed. FUD.

    • Anonymous
      March 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      Why call him an idiot? You may not agree with him, and I wouldn't blame you for that, but to call him an idiot? Really? Come on, grow up!

  16. Anomaly
    February 28, 2011 at 6:34 am

    I already use Windows and Linux as well as Mac so I simply have to kick Mac to the curb when Jobs the idiot tries to make OS X like iOS and force you to install apps through the app store only.

    It's moronically obvious that is where Mac is headed. They want total control and it shows in everything they do. Can't even change your own battery in their laptops any more, it's ridiculous. As for jail breaking, I see no reason to jump through hoops to use their OS. I will just be rid of them and it will be a permanent move.

  17. Anonymous
    February 28, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Where's the option "Laugh at Mac users faces"?

    XD

    • Anonymous
      March 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      1) It'll have to happen first
      2) How do you know that's not what we want? Why are you making assumptions? This may be a good thing, we just have to wait and see. People said the iPad was "just a big iPod touch". Oh, yeah? Well it's turned out to be more than that. You Apple haters said, "It's gonna fail!" We're the ones laughing at your faces now, morons. The problem with you guys is that when something new comes along, you just look at the surface, you've got to look deeper. Sure, "it's a big iPod touch" has some truth to it, but that doesn't give enough credit to what that can achieve. You've got to think logically.

      • Anonymous
        March 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm

        You are an amusing guy! Love your passion.

        This face "XD" is not for "X" and "D" it's a joking face meaning I'm joking.

        I don't care about Apple nor it's products I was just joking with the author of this article.

        Don't be an iSheep, be cool and joke a little. ;)

        • Anonymous
          March 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm

          My bad, sorry. Please forgive my outburst. Yeah, I mistook the face for you laughing in our faces. LOL. It's hard to tell in text. Anyway, sorry.

      • Angela Alcorn
        March 9, 2011 at 3:36 am

        Some users will love apps through the app store only - but it would be silly not to anticipate that's where Apple's heading. So, we're asking what people would do. Simple as that. :)

        • Anonymous
          March 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

          Sorry! I guess you're right. We don't know for sure. Although, we also don't know if that's good or bad yet too. What I'm worried about is not so much the control, but Apple's INconsistent control. We'll just wait and see.

  18. Josey-Gee
    February 28, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Where's the option to jailbreak?

  19. vs8
    February 28, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Where's the option "Laugh at Mac users faces"?

    XD

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