Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 17:47 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ah yes, why not? The last time we did this, it was March 2011, so it's been almost a year since we offered a little insight into what kind of operating systems and browsers you, dear readers, are using. Nothing particularly earth-shattering going on here.
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RE[3]: Pretty darn amazing...
by laffer1 on Sat 7th Jan 2012 15:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pretty darn amazing..."
laffer1
Member since:
2007-11-09

Last I checked, you're forced to use Windows to develop for windows phone. This isn't an apple specific problem.

I'm sure google would do the same thing if they sound desktop computers.

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RE[4]: Pretty darn amazing...
by tidux on Sat 7th Jan 2012 15:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Pretty darn amazing..."
tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

Well, they don't even offer instructions for building Android on Windows anymore, so their rule appears to be "use a Unix-like OS with gcc if you want to build Android."

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

No, it's not Apple-specific. I just challenged the idea that OS X does not have that much of Apple's marketing behind it anymore.

If Apple do heavy OS X/Mac marketing, they may get a few more OS X users. If they do heavy iOS/iStuff marketing, they get A LOT more iOS users since that market is not mature yet. A significant share of these users will want to develop native applications on their device, and need a Mac to do so, so OS X's market share will also go up.

While I despise the way Apple manage their ecosystem, I have to admit that it makes commercial sense.

Edited 2012-01-07 17:00 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It is the .NET framework, what do you expect?

It is not like you can't get hold of Windows or VS Express licenses? Both end up being "free" as much as it matters.

Edited 2012-01-07 19:07 UTC

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RE[4]: Pretty darn amazing...
by zima on Thu 12th Jan 2012 06:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Pretty darn amazing..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Last I checked, you're forced to use Windows to develop for windows phone. This isn't an apple specific problem.
I'm sure google would do the same thing if they sound desktop computers.

It's much less of a problem, when sort of everybody has a Windows machine; hardly anybody has an OSX one. Vista, the "flop" release, has notably more users than OSX.

http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-monthly-200807-201201
And those few percentages not only possibly overstate things (the way OSX users are probably more web-active on average, particularly on sites less likely to be overlooked by Statcounter), they are also a reflection of maybe dozen, tops, atypical countries.
(check out the graphs for S. America, Africa, Asia - you know, the continents where MOST PEOPLE, by now probably most computer users, live)

Trying to portray it as the same kind of issue is hilariously inaccurate.

And the closest Google has to a desktop OS, they mostly give away for free...

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