OT: Mac vs Win partisanship is unnecessary

Curry Kenworthy curry at pair.com
Wed Jul 21 21:03:59 EDT 2010


Stephen wrote:

 > I find this cry for a Windows version amusing
 > This is payback time

I find an OS-driven personality/identity amusing. I am not anti-Flash, 
anti-QuickTime, anti-HTML5, anti-Windows, or anti-Mac. If Flash or 
Windows irritate someone, that's fine. I subscribe to the old "Think 
Different" philosophy, not one that encourages being the same.

If what's good for the goose applies...why is bashing Mac off limits but 
we have gloating directed at Windows users? Come on people, these are 
two operating systems (and companies) that drive tools to help us in 
life and business, hopefully not two religions or two systems that 
should drive us to follow them. Each has its strengths. Each has its 
problems. Neither deserves to be a master, because people should use 
tools and not the other way around. Mac lovers, more power to you! 
Windows or Linux users--the same sentiment exactly, enjoy the OS you prefer.

I signed up with Rodeo and am looking forward to using it. However, a 
Windows or web editor would be great too. If I need to always edit on 
Mac, so be it, but using one technology or another I'm sure I will be 
writing apps for iPhone or iPad from Windows eventually if I so desire. 
(If it's an IDE written in Flash, that's fine too!) By the same token I 
like to be able to develop for other devices on the Mac if that comes in 
handy. That's the great thing about progress--more possibilities, not 
fewer. And the Rodeo team has certainly been helpful and nice when 
fielding OS and device questions.

As Jerry said, the OS boundaries that force people to choose may be an 
illusion. (At least in some situations.) RunRev has surely erased a lot 
of boundaries and it looks like Rodeo is off to a good start in that 
area too! Let's enjoy that freedom and not force OS choices. To each his 
own OS. Let the goose and the gander each observe the same guidelines of 
discussion.

Hopefully these comments will be taken in the positive spirit with which 
they are offered. Okay, I'll shut up now and get back to coding!

Best wishes,

Curry



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