Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC, submitted by Adam S
General Development Ars' Peter Bright wrote an article today entitled "From Win32 to Cocoa: a Windows user's conversion to Mac OS X", in which he explains why he believes "Windows is dying, Windows applications suck, and Microsoft is too blinkered to fix any of it". These are rather harsh words, but there is a definitive element of truth in it. The article is part one in a three-part series.
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RE: Why
by behrangsa on Mon 21st Apr 2008 23:01 UTC in reply to "Why"
behrangsa
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2006-04-30

Because cross-platform frameworks have some limitations that for some developers are just unacceptable. Opera, for example, is written with Qt. However it does not look like a native OSX app at all. That is why it is not an option for some developers. They want %100 native looking apps.

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RE[2]: Why
by TLZ_ on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 06:22 in reply to "RE: Why"
TLZ_ Member since:
2007-02-05

It's a while since Opera was QT-based.
They're using a internally developed toolkit now. It does however bear resemblence with QT. Inherited sort to speak...

Futhermore I think the main reason a lot of people are not using Opera(I'm assuming you're talking about embedding the rendering engine) is probably because Opera is not free. (And WebKit and Gecko is, and IE although not free, it is free to use on Windows.)

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RE[2]: Why
by Ruahine on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 10:18 in reply to "RE: Why"
Ruahine Member since:
2005-07-07

It should be pointed out that mac users are particularly picky when it comes to having "native" feeling apps. I know I do.

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