Pre Omnis Studio 8.x on OSX soon to be obsolete.
I feel much the same way. Even my kids take to the iPad and iPhone like
ducks to water yet give them an Android phone and the grumble and
grudge. Sure they like their Android devices because we got them Android
devices but any chance they get, they’ll grab my iPhone instead. Sure I
as a developer can do far more with Android, but that doesn’t matter to
them. As a consumer devices and as a consumer OS iPhones, iPads and iOS
have gotten more right then they have gotten wrong. It’s just a shame it
comes at such a price for developers. Apple in that way is really
abusing their power.
I love Mac OS X. Ever since switching over to it 10 years ago I’ve found
the experience nothing but brilliant, I work on Windows again now
because Windows is THE platform when you want to do anything with VR
which is my hobby. But I do not enjoy the experience of Windows itself.
I’m indifferent to Linux at this point in time. We use it for our
servers and it shines there. I’ve tried out a few desktop variants but I
generally have found them poorly imitating either OS X or Windows. That
said, I haven’t given it a real try recently so there may be variants
out there that will surprise me. I may be tempted again as I have more
and more friends that have made the switch. My biggest issue on Linux is
that it is still behind in support for GPUs with many complaining about
driver issues when they’re playing around with VR in Linux. It also
doesn’t help that Linux isn’t a choice for business purposes at the
time. None of our clients use it as a desktop solution and I doubt any
will have a reason to change that any time soon.
I do have to admit that the last few versions of OS X have let me down
and I’m often one of the last to upgrade to a newer version.
The same argument goes for Macbooks which again suggests to me that
Apple isn’t that interested in coming back on top in the laptop market.
Its not where they make their money, the Macbook is a necessity to keep
people writing software for their cashcow iOS, nothing more.
I’m still on a 5 year old Macbook and I love it. None of the newer ones
offer anything that make me enthusiastic switching to one. The last
generation introduced the touch bar.. whoopie.. It came out in the same
week Microsoft came out with the Surface Pro which other then running
Windows is an amazingly revolutionary device. The Surface Pro in my eyes
is the future form factor, usable as a large tablet, touch screen,
configurable as a laptop by adding a keyboard, and powerful.
The latest MacBook is an even bigger fish out of the sea, I love that it
comes with a new powerful processor, I love that it comes with more
memory then was possible before, but I still need an external GPU for an
extra US$600 to run VR on it? I have a Metabox gaming laptop with one of
NVideas latest GPUs onboard that has more memory and the same CPU as a
Macbook 3x it’s price?! Its tempting to go hackintosh and run OS X on it 🙂
I’ll have to get a new MacBook at some point, but I’ll be upgrading not
because the new one attracts, I will eventually upgrade when my old one
finally falls apart. It’s showing its age. Heck, there is even a good
argument to start using an iMac for development because they actually
offer a bunch more and just have the old laptop as a standby for when
I’m on the move or working from home.
Unless off course if Apple suddenly does a hat trick and puts a
seriously improved MacBook on the market. But that would really surprise
me (admittedly, them wanting to enter the AR and VR market may be the
push they need for this, that’s my sliver of hope).
On 19/2/18 1:51 pm, Das Goravani wrote:
> At this point the old me starts to lose it, feeling it’s going too far for the Mac to be ended as we know it’s OS…so far as that goes I prefer MacOSX over iOS myself. However, I watch a woman who uses an iPhone like most pros use their computers…she gets more real stuff done on that phone than I can believe. Similarly but moreso the folks at Apple know whats going on. I must admit I love their products since the Mac. The current ones are better than the old ones. I loved them all. To me Windows is no competitor, I have always been Mac. Since I can’t take it, I’m surrendering. One thing I have not seen on iOS is programming of desktop apps..ha ha ha…or any programming… but everything else oh except photoshop, you just cannot do with a finger what is done with a mouse. It is for that reason, I hope the future contains the mouse, and I expect it will, or some replacement for whole hand guidance of a fine point on the screen, after all, tons of their revenue comes from artists still..if they decide to be ONLY a company that caters to the masses with mass aimed gadgets, that will be sad for they have been the creator of the best computer/operating system on the planet for quite some time and I aint dead yet. To me you can’t do garage band with a finger… impossible… too many curves to draw with exactness, same with photoshop, and hell if we end up with those apps on iOS and with the mouse still… then basically who cares….they HAVE to allow for programming… that’s kind of a no brainer, they have to. Unless they decide to belly up on computers and just be mass oriented consumer products and they fade amongst the Samsungs. It all scares me frankly. The part of me that wants them to stop for a year or two for once never gets satisfied after all. The real me has always found a way with Mac. I realize Windows is shit hell powerful and configurable and way diff than the Mac, I get it, I just can’t stand the shaky mouse.. it’s less exact, that’s it, it’s always been that way, the windows mouse is just not as steady as the Macs, period, this is the reason its the artists choice. At the core, that’s the reason. Id hate to see it go but I accept the will of the gods of Cupertino where at 1 Infinity Loop, lay the home of what I’ve touched more than anything else for 30 years. End of sermon.
>> On Feb 18, 2018, at 4:54 PM, Bastiaan Olij <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hey Das,
>> This is my personal belief, not based on anything that Apple has
>> announced. I don’t think Mac OS X will ever be like iOS, Apple won’t be
>> able to get away with that. What I believe is that they are planning a
>> far more sneaky bait and switch.
>> Go to your local Apple Store and play around with the new iPad Pro.
>> While using iOS on a phone or a normal iPad the experience is still the
>> same, boot it up on the iPad Pro and you are suddenly faced with a
>> complete desktop environment.
>> There is now very little difference between buying an iPad Pro with
>> keyboard or buying a MacBook Air other then one running iOS with its
>> closed eco system, and the other running OS X.
>> I predict that very soon we are going to see an iMac come out that runs
>> iOS. I believe the iPad Pro was them slowly introducing iOS as a
>> replacement OS and slowly adding the features needed in iOS to run it on
>> a desktop. It isn’t good enough yet but its getting closer and closer.
>> I think the iPad Pro will take the place of the MacBook Air which will
>> likely be phased out. After that I expect to see an iOS based iMac
>> meaning all their consumer products will be running iOS.
>> They’ll keep OS X around for awhile as they still need it for the time
>> being but I think you’ll eventually see it take a back seat.
>> Once they solve how to deploy XCode to iOS in a way that lets us
>> developers develop our applications without opening up their eco system
>> any more then they have to for this, OS X’s days will be numbered. We’ll
>> either see them pulling out of the laptop business all together or start
>> seeing iOS based Macbooks.
>> Hopefully before that day will come we’ll have an iOS version of Omnis
>> and hopefully by that time Apple will have realized that taking 30% of
>> the revenue of enterprise software won’t be a healthy thing to do.
>> On 17/2/18 9:30 am, Das Goravani wrote:
>>> This is really bad news, this move to 64 bit ONLY. I too am wondering what Windows has planned. Is it also true that the next Mac OS release will be like iOS and won’t allow the Mac to be as much of a computer anymore, one person said “No more looking under the hood”.
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