Originally Posted by Ireland
Originally Posted by TECHSTUD
It not because of FLASH, it's because of OSX.
FLASH runs just fine on any low-end PC even Netbooks.
You're seriously out of your depth.
Originally Posted by TECHSTUD
You obviously can't disprove my comment- so you typically just dismiss it.
I must agree with Ireland. There are so many times when I read your posts and I wonder sometimes if you are indeed working in a science and technology environment to arrogate the assumed username.
I had been a user of both the original Apple II and the DOS MIcrosoft PC and experienced the evolution of these computers as well as others now no longer manufactured. Once Apple developed an operating system much better than DOS. I never looked back. I do not want to waste my time. [However, in science and technology, especially in the biomedical field, sometimes we are forced to use costly scientific equipment that are Windows-based because the manufacture decided to use MS software only. So, I used both operating systems and familiar with them.]
I use several Adobe products for the Mac. They are very costly, including the cost of their upgrades. Thus, if I can find comparable softwares, I tend to use these alternatives.
Once, I want to upgrade one Adobe product because I had a higher grade OSX. I called them but they don't have an upgrade to that OSX version. They did not have plans yet to develop for the latest version of the OSX, if I wanted to buy a new Mac.
Obviously, developing Mac-compatible Adobe products -- that are comparable to their MS-compatible products -- is not Adobe's priority.
The only choice I was given by Adobe is to buy a Windows-based PC, for me to be able to use their product. Or, run the Windows operating system in the latest verion of the Mac. That means buying the MS OS and the Adobe product -- both are not cheap.
This is not limited to Adobe though. This has been the case with products from Microsoft (e.g., MS Office), and many other software developers, especially in science research. I had to purchase MS-based software technology
They do not care much about the needs of Mac users because they consider them an insignificant minority.
The result is that Mac users are handicapped, if they use Mac computers.
Should Apple just accept this status quo for users of its products and should Apple product users be accepting of such treatment?
Now that Apple has the upperhand in certain areas (e.g, their advances in mobile computing), these predominantly Windows-centric developers expect Apple to just accept their technology?
As far as I am concerned, as a predominantly Mac user, these Windows=centric developers get what they deserve.The reality is this:
The music industry already embraced the the iPhone OS and so did many in the gaming industry. All of the more than 150,000 (and growing) Apps submitted to Apple Apps also are compatible with a Flash-free system. Other popular technologies (including You Tube) have developed alternatives to Flash.
Similarly, many of the leaders in the publishing industry (books, news, magazine, etc.) and mass media (television, movies, etc.) are already developing or are considering development of alternatives to Flash.
Why? These industries cannot ignore the growing iPhone OS-based technology users -- iPhone, iPod Touch and in a few days iPad. And whether we like it or not, these users happen to have higher disposable income, or understand the value of paying for higher-cost Apple produts. These consumers are likely to be the same targets for the products of the aforementioned industries.