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Windows .NET Developer Says Leopard Years Ahead

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    cescotto

    http://www.digg.com/apple/Windows_NET_Developer_Says_Mac_OS_X_10_5_Leopard_Years_Ahead_of_Windows

    " of course say, "Yes", and was about to say, "and it runs just fine on my laptop!" when Vista crashed!! My cursor froze, and then a few seconds later, it was dumping core and rebooting. This event was followed by a bout of riotous laughter from the other Mac people seated at the circular table."

    When I read those things I wonder if there's somebody behind all those articles with crashes etc.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    cescotto wrote:
    http://www.digg.com/apple/Windows_NET_Developer_Says_Mac_OS_X_10_5_Leopard_Years_Ahead_of_Windows

    " of course say, "Yes", and was about to say, "and it runs just fine on my laptop!" when Vista crashed!! My cursor froze, and then a few seconds later, it was dumping core and rebooting. This event was followed by a bout of riotous laughter from the other Mac people seated at the circular table."

    When I read those things I wonder if there's somebody behind all those articles with crashes etc.


    And Mac OS has never crashed before...

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    cescotto

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    
    And Mac OS has never crashed before...


    It's not the fact that it crashed, it's the fact that it crashed in an anti-MS bashing article as exactly people would have expected with no explanations whatsoever. I wonder if there's somebody paying people to write those kind of articles or what...

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    stevo_

    Heard it all now, OS 10 has a better alternative to .net? I'm sure.

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    cescotto

    By the way the reason why I post those DIGG stories is because I hope that that somebody here that knows more of those arguments will comment on the comments section of the digg page to debunk those articles giving less possibilities to those stories to reach the frontpage.

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    Detroit Muscle

    thumbtacks wrote:
    There's no point (economically, for me) in targeting a platform with a tiny marketshare.


    Less than 6% of new computers sold today run a Microsoft operating system. So tell me, thumbtacks, what platform do you target that has this "high market share?"

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    littleguru

    Detroit Muscle wrote:
    Less than 6% of new computers sold today run a Microsoft operating system. So tell me, thumbtacks, what platform do you target that has this "high market share?"


    Where have you got that information from?

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    blowdart

    littleguru wrote:
    
    Detroit Muscle wrote:Less than 6% of new computers sold today run a Microsoft operating system. So tell me, thumbtacks, what platform do you target that has this "high market share?"


    Where have you got that information from?


    You have to remember that eejit up there carefully said computers. He's an embedded "developer" and so shows his bias, against your assumptions.

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    cescotto

    Detroit Muscle wrote:
    
    thumbtacks wrote: There's no point (economically, for me) in targeting a platform with a tiny marketshare.


    Less than 6% of new computers sold today run a Microsoft operating system. So tell me, thumbtacks, what platform do you target that has this "high market share?"


    And how many of those new computers sold run an Apple operating system?

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    blindlizard

    I love how the author of this article talks about how development is better on the Mac so he is switching.  I don't know about you, but I write software for others, not for some OS I pick out of the dark.  Unless my clients/employers decide that Mac is the new platform, it is a waste of my time to even begin to think about writing code for it.

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    Jack Cade

    cescotto wrote:
    
    Detroit Muscle wrote:
    thumbtacks wrote: There's no point (economically, for me) in targeting a platform with a tiny marketshare.


    Less than 6% of new computers sold today run a Microsoft operating system. So tell me, thumbtacks, what platform do you target that has this "high market share?"


    And how many of those new computers sold run an Apple operating system?


    Including the iPod?

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    Code​Monkey666

    Detroit Muscle wrote:
    
    Less than 6% of new computers sold today run a Microsoft operating system. So tell me, thumbtacks, what platform do you target that has this "high market share?"


    I guess its how you define a computer. My casio watch could be defined as a computer. Cell phones such as symbian OS(sp) would be me best bet.

    A better question would be personal computer OS market share.

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    cescotto

    Jack Cade wrote:
    

    Including the iPod?


    Even including the ipod it would still be about 1/10 of all the windows devices.

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    Harlequin

    CodeMonkey666 wrote:
    
    Detroit Muscle wrote: 
    Less than 6% of new computers sold today run a Microsoft operating system. So tell me, thumbtacks, what platform do you target that has this "high market share?"


    I guess its how you define a computer. My casio watch could be defined as a computer. Cell phones such as symbian OS(sp) would be me best bet.

    A better question would be personal computer OS market share.



    6% Windows; means Apple is about 0.18%(6 x 3%), and Linux is about 0.018%(6 x 0.3%).

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    PeterF

    Do you have Apple stocks or do they just pay you?
    Are you a Mac consultant having a hard time to find customers?What's your interest in it all?

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    mstefan

    cescotto wrote:
    By the way the reason why I post those DIGG stories is because I hope that that somebody here that knows more of those arguments will comment on the comments section of the digg page to debunk those articles giving less possibilities to those stories to reach the frontpage.


    I think it's pretty clear there's a grassroots disinformation campaign out there, designed to do nothing but spread fear, uncertainty and doubt about Vista prior to its release. It slowly ramped up from the RTM publish last November to where it's almost at a fever pitch now. But, when you're the top dog, you have to expect those kinds of potshots. The only thing we can do is point out inaccuracies. The key is to not become rabid yourself, nor exaggerate the benefits of Vista. Keep it real and the truth eventually prevails, IMHO.

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    mstefan

    sirhomer wrote:
    People want Windows out. Microsoft could have made the best operating system ever, but it doesn't change the fact that most people don't want a monopoly dictating the computer industry for them. I'm less in favor of spreading FUD and more in favor of fighting Microsoft legally for their violations of federal anti-trust law.


    I think you're completely wrong. Most people do not care what operating system they're using or whether Microsoft is effectively a monopoly or not. Most folks just want their computer to run the software that they've chosen, and do the stuff that they need it to do. The religious wars of Windows v. Linux v. Mac OS are just an incredibly small blip at the edge of the radar. While it's obviously important to you, it doesn't mean it is important to everyone or "most people".

    And frankly, home computer use exploded under Microsoft's "monopoly", using their operating system. The same wouldn't have happened under UNIX or Linux, where you have variants on the variants of variants, each with their own subtle incompatibilities with one another. I used to be a UNIX developer back in the early 90s, and let me tell, you it was a nightmare. BSD v. System V, HP-UX v. AIX v. SCO Unix v. Sun OS. Windows provided a single, (largely) homogenous platform where you didn't have to have thousands of ifdefs sprinkled through your code. And then there's software distribution and installation. RPMs, tarballs, configure scripts, the list goes on. And then there's the stability "issues" that KDE has, and just the plethora of desktops. Power users and developers love choice; your average end-user does not, they're just left more confused by them.

    While Linux has made some great strides and is a fantastic server platform, it has a long way to go before it's even a contender for the desktop.

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    blowdart

    sirhomer wrote:
    
    People want Windows out. Microsoft could have made the best operating system ever, but it doesn't change the fact that most people don't want a monopoly dictating the computer industry for them. I'm less in favor of spreading FUD and more in favor of fighting Microsoft legally for their violations of federal anti-trust law.


    You know I can't reconcile

    "People want Windows out" with "I'm less in favor of spreading FUD"

    Too much beer obviously [6]

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