Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jun 2011 15:04 UTC
Apple Well, this just got interesting. There's been a bit of a backlash over Apple's Final Cut X Pro, which is considered a step down from previous versions by many professional videographers, as they claim it lacks countless features - leading to the nickname 'iMovie Pro'. Former Shake product designer and former Apple employee Ron Brinkmann has now weighed in on the situation. His advice to professionals? Don't rely on companies like Apple.
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RE[5]: Apple is getting arrogant
by Sabon on Wed 29th Jun 2011 21:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Apple is getting arrogant"
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"And how is this different than users on any other operating system other than maybe UNIX? It is certainly true for Windows and game consoles, etc. Very few people are "developers" / "Pros". Based on that, Microsoft is arrogant too.

Nowhere did I glorify any other system. Probably the only OS that would be professional oriented was IRIX.

Please don't drag Microsoft into this. Microsoft of all companies has the best relations with professionals on their systems. And I dislike Microsoft a lot...

As for Apple not supporting the enterprise. They tried with XServe to break into the low end sever market and did not succeed.

They did. They failed, because they treated their XServe customers like consumers(The "STFU! We know better" approach). I still remember, when my Apple fanboi friend was banging his head(literally) after he bought XServe for his business... As a result he's server room is 100% Dell today.

Approach #2 is to basically do what Microsoft and IBM did with PCs and then servers. First get users to use Apple products at home and then have them want to use them at work too. This is happening now. Once enough people use Apple computers at home and at work then Apple may reconsider about servers again.

And that is exactly the opposite way IBM PC became dominant at home. First IBM PCs became the thing that you used every day at work and only then people didn't want to learn any other OS at home. Brilliance with that move was that people don't have a choice of what they use at work.

I'm not going to go round and round about this but I personally have friends that got screwed with Microsoft's pro software. Developers are treated very well. Pros using their software aren't. They talk a good game but when it comes down to delivering ... that's a different thing.

I don't disagree about XServe. I think someone talked Steve Jobs into it and I believe he regretted it from day one. I'm surprised it too so long to kill it. I'm guessing contacts.

I was wrong about how PCs got into homes. You are correct about being in companies first. I was one of those that used an IBM XT at work with Lotus 1.01 for DOS... It was only when 286 computers came out that I bought one for home.

As for buying a home computer, Microsoft did a great job of controlling distribution channels and locking out other companies with OSs for PCs from getting into stores. If Jane and Joe don't physically see it in a store, they won't know that it exists. That's why Apple finally had to build their own store chain.

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