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This is the just one reason I hate the rumor sites. In a post that reads like an April Fools joke, this intelligent discussion suggests Mac developers will abandon coding for OS X because new Macs can run Windows. “Just boot into Windows” they say. Come […]

This is the just one reason I hate the rumor sites. In a post that reads like an April Fools joke, this intelligent discussion suggests Mac developers will abandon coding for OS X because new Macs can run Windows. “Just boot into Windows” they say. Come on, this is a complete cop-out and it only hurts the Mac community. There is no reason for developers to stop coding for the Mac just because of Boot Camp. The Mac software market is alive and well, and Windows doesn’t offer any better of a development platform than Mac OS X (Ok, XCode is pretty cool compared to Visual Studio).

Here are real reasons third party development would cease.

  • Apple went out of business and left with OS X source code too. Think BeOS…
  • Apple refused or complicated third party development by ending ADC and/or not documenting new API’s

Sure, some would say this happens (or has happened), but again it’s really not too different from Microsoft’s developer stance.

  • Mac OS X users discover Windows XP is awesome because of Boot Camp. OS X’s market increases take a nosedive and the operating system market enters it’s darkest days.

I’m sure there are some other reasons, so feel free to add them. In all cases, even some I’ve missed, are pretty much not going to happen due to Boot Camp alone.

  1. Ummm…. Crazy Apple Rumors is a parody site, like John Stewart to real news channels.

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  2. It’s just a humor site, for crying out loud. It’s just a joke. Don’t take it that seriously, m’kay?

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  3. Hoho. The dangers of humour. :P

    *sigh*

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  4. Reads Like An April Fools Joke? Thats because CARS is a joke site. lol

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  5. How could you think this was real???? Didn’t you see any of the other stories? (see: Steve Jobs has special event in his pants : http://www.crazyapplerumors.com/?p=581)

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  6. Satire or otherwise, I stumbled on this because a mainstream media outlet picked it up and ran it as real.

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  7. I just did a google search using the title of the article, just validating the main point. Most of it is speculation, but potential switchers are picking this up too. So again, truth or satire, it’s damaging.

    See for yourself.

    Yeah I admit that I was caught in not knowing about the satire of it. I stick to my guns though, it’s not cool to do that because people don’t pick up on it, as you can see.

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  8. Hahahaha!

    This post made my day! Which “mainstream” outlet ran this as real? What clowns!

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  9. Next week Todd Baur will report that someone Hacked Google and if you zoom in on the moon, it turns into cheese.

    Or maybe he’ll google “excuses for poorly done work” and find “But I Googled it !?!” in the top ten.

    Just take a bite of crow swallow and move on.

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  10. Jokes aside.

    A friend of mine thinks that Boot Camp is the death of development for Mac OS, particularly for the dual development of software. Apparently several PC-to-Mac converting studios have already given up business. And reportedly Photoshop CS runs faster in XP on an iMac than in Mac OS X.

    So what is the incentive for a software developer to continue to write for both platforms? Granted small developers will continue to support their prefered systems, but what about the giants like Adobe?

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