Originally posted by onlooker
I already did. My opinion is different than yours. We disagree, but you don't speak for all developers, so stop pretending you have a clue as to what all developers are considering. All of them don't think they same way about the "Apple switching to intel" issue I can guarantee you that. Although, I have spoken to a few, being that I am in a position to do so, and none seem to share your opinion on this issue. So pipe down.
That's really great that you have had the opportunity to speak to to an actual developer
I would question the intelligence of a single developer that would consider Windows on Macs to be even remotely a deciding factor to their decision to continuing or starting a Mac version.
As far not not speaking for all developers, perhaps you shouldn't make statements like "Nobody will bother to port their apps to native Mac OS if you can run both. How will Apple get any new possible developers with this switch if they really don't need to port anything."
You sure seem to be speaking for all developers. Besides, you have yet to articulate in any reasonable manner, why a dualboot Mac would hurt Apple in any way. You claim it, can't explain it.
Please explain the excuse your 'developer friends' gave you for dualboot being a factor in their decision not to do a Mac version of their software. As you say "So what? If they are not develping for OS X now they obviously didn't have interest."
, which seems reasonable and fairly obvious. I would love to hear their explaination. Truly.
Now, I can and have explained why I
think that dualboot will not be a bad thing. I can tell you, that as long enough of our customers need and buy a Mac version of our software, we will continue developing it. I can tell you that our customers would just about shit and my managers would piss themselves laughing if I said "let's drop Mac development, because they can just reboot into Windows". Sure, someone may someday convince the powers that be that we should drop Mac development (we contract it out anyway), but it will be for a viable business reason. Dual boot is not a factor.
Oh, and before you say you meant only new Mac software would be affected..as when you mentioned using dualboot as a possible reason for SoftImage not doing XSI for Mac...someone should wake them up over there and tell them their Linux version was a waste, because their Linux customers can just reboot into Windows they want to use their software....