Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Apr 2010 10:47 UTC
Apple The backlash is starting to show. The most recent change in Apple's iPhone developer agreement isn't going down well. The change is clearly aimed at increasing lock-in, and seems to have little to nothing to do with anything else. While individual developers are hit hard, Adobe as a whole has been hit pretty hard too, giving rise to sentiments on the web that Adobe should abandon Mac development. I have the sneaking suspicion this is exactly what Apple is aiming for.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Earl Colby pottinger on Sat 10th Apr 2010 12:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Earl Colby pottinger
Member since:
2005-07-06

Yep, you probably would call me a Windows basher if you talked to me for more than ten minutes about computers.

But ITunes for Windows has to be one of the worse programs I have ever seen. Even the things I don't like about Windows and normally blame Microsoft's design teams for (ie dialog boxes, file requesters), somehow Apple figured out how to make far worse.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Declination on Sat 10th Apr 2010 13:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
Declination Member since:
2009-11-26

I find the 9.x series to be much improved. Maybe its just personal preference.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by apoclypse on Sat 10th Apr 2010 15:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Does anyone else think that Apple is being cheeky about the whole thing? Maybe they are trying to show how bad things can really get on a windows when developers have no guidelines or standards to follow, because at this point the software is just to ridiculous to be anything other than Apple having a good belly laugh at windows users expense. Maybe its too prove a point about how bad Office for Mac has been (specifically Entourage), or past atrocities like IE for Mac, Media Player for Mac. This is all just speculation of course.

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Never attribute to malice....
by robla on Sat 10th Apr 2010 21:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
robla Member since:
2005-07-24

I really doubt Apple is trying to make bad software for Windows. They're just not trying very hard to make good software for Windows, and also trying their best to reuse their Mac codebase. I've gotta believe that there's some sort of quasi-compatibility layer for the GUI that they're using to port over from the Mac, and we all know how great software written to a compatibility layer is. Couple that with the fact that being a Windows developer at Apple probably isn't the greatest job in the world (and also probably not where they're paying top dollar), and the result is....well, what you see.

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