Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 15:23 UTC
Mac OS X As you have surely noticed by now, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs held his keynote speech yesterday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. So far, the responses have been mixed; I have seen a lot of excitement, but also a lot of disappointment. Personally, I am not really sure where I stand.
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Gaming is it
by fretinator on Tue 12th Jun 2007 16:44 UTC
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The gaming announcement to me IS the big announcement. The only reason I or my kids (teens) keep Windows around is to play games. If that reason were to go away (which I doubt), there would be no reason to run Windows. We already use OpenOffice, Firefox, etc. It is only for the sake of games that we put up with the mess of spyware, viruses, etc. However, I think it will be a long time before all (or most) games are released for Mac and Windows. For me personally, I would also like to see Linux in that same mix, but I'm probably dreaming. Closed-source games wouldn't do well on Linux because of the Free Software Philosophy. Open-source games couldn't generate the money (in my opinion) to pay for the amount of developers, artists, musicians needed to make modern games. As soon as one copy of the game is sold, it would immediately be on someone FTP site and there would not be a lot more copies sold. This is why Mac is still an attractive platform for Game Devs. It's stil closed for the most part.

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