I've been on this list a LONG time, I probably haven't posted in a
year however. I'm sure no one really cares what I have to say, but
I'll say it anyway.
Please use this list for things directly related to Darwine. I don't
want to read your argument on Apple hardware sales. I don't care
about your speculation on what apps will run on Leopard. I'm on this
list because it's about Darwine. If I want to read speculation,
conjure and arguments about Apple I have plenty of other sources.
Unfortunately, I only have this one source for Darwine, so please
don't ruin it with your off-topic messages.
On Jun 6, 2005, at 5:55 PM, anarkhos@... wrote:
>>> Are developers going to support both platforms? I doubt it,
>>> especially since I can't test PPC apps on MacTel hardware. At
>>> least with 68k I could.
>> Developers already have PPC hardware. They are welcome to test
>> them on that. The mantra is "code for the API".
> Yea, I can see you've never had to do support.
> That's a nice place you live in. Sounds better than reality.
> Testing for one platform is enough of a pain, now Mac developers
> have to test for two. Just look at all the software which no longer
> runs on 10.1! Some developers test for old OS versions, but most
> don't. You're going to tell me they're all going to test for old
> platforms too? Some, perhaps most, will for a couple years, but
> most Mac users will want to run the latest apps for longer than that!
>>> Mac users tend to buy computers less frequently and use them longer,
>> This is irrelevant to the discussion. The question is will they be
>> even MORE shy now about buying.
> Of course they will! They will use their 'old' Macs until the Intel
> ones (which will run all software) arrive.
>>> and they will want something future compatible.
>> All G4s and G5s, and most likely all G3s, will run Leopard and any
>> apps produced for it. They will all be future compatible. Your
>> argument hinges on the assumption that an Intel-based mac will
>> include magic features that are not available on the PPC. *With
>> the exception of laptops*, this is a FALSE assumption.
> Intel-based Macs do have a feature that PPC Macs don't have: They
> run x86 software! Is that so hard to understand?
> Ultimately the fingers in your ears won't matter. Apple is taking a
> bitter pill; PowerPC Mac sales will plummet. This argument doesn't
> matter, sales will. Apple will be under enormous pressure to get
> the Intel-based stuff out ASAP.
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