OS X Rising...

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by arn, Apr 13, 2002.

  1. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    MacWorld UK has an excellent article about Mac OS X and developer support.

    Kerris confirmed that Mac OS X is attracting a new wave of developers. Former Unix, NeXT and Java developers are moving in, and threatening to shake-up the industry.

    The article continues with developer testimony about OS X as a development platform, as well as in Production houses and studios... Of note, they report that Sony is considering porting it's in house Unix apps to OS X.
  2. macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    I am glad to hear that so many developers are going to support Mac OS X. The more Applications, the better.

    Now if only Strata would make an OS X native version of their 3D software, and if Pacific Tech could release an X version of their Graphing Calculator, then I would be set.

    Yes, I know...Photoshop should be around the corner.

    Any time is a great time for iPod.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2001
    OSX - doing what Linux didnt?

    This article suggests that OSX is going to go where Linux has gone - only much further.

    That "Pros" will use OSX, and that its equally OK, and usable, for us mere mortals(!) is VERY good news for Apple.

    Putting the best user interface on to a modern UNIX may turn out to be the best thing Apple ever came up with.

    Perhaps the only problem for a 10-15% market share is the inability of the UNIX crowd to build their own hardware with OSX......
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2001
    reading articles like this one makes me happy to be part of the mac community... there's a whole new world opening up as the "underdogs" are being empowered by apple... many small companies and individuals are pumping out some incredible apps--apps that rival large & well known programs (take internet browsers as an example)

    each time i read an article about unix gurus switching over, i feel like i should join them and try to program for the mac... then i realize how crappy of a programmer i am :)

    some day i will give cocoa & objective c a go, but not right now... web programming (php, mysql) is enough for me!

    good luck to all the programmers working hard for apple!
  5. Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001

    I just got the Developers Tool Kit on CD in the mail yesterday and I haven't had a chance to play with it, hopefully sometime this weekend. Its nice to see the Mac being considered more and more as a development platform. For so long the PC market has been much larger and overshadowed Apple. I'm all for a Mac Development Revolution!

  6. macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2001
    Mac OS X brought me to Apple. Consumers and pros alike find many attractive features with OS X. It will be an exciting year to see if it actually affects AAPL
  7. macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2002
    Franklin, TN
    jeez.. you think with all these developers i could scan something in OSX...


  8. macrumors 65816

    Jan 22, 2002
    speaking of that, are there any TWAIN softies that I could perhaps use with my 8 year old scanner?
  9. macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2000

    Sony's going to being porting their dev apps to osx? Wonder if that means anything else will be going to osx :)


    Do you have the way out?
  10. macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2002
    DFW, TX, USA

    Check out www.hamrick.com, Viewscan is pretty cool, especially the latest versions.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2001
    can you verify that url? i got a server not found error
  12. macrumors 65816


    Jan 2, 2002
    DFW, TX, USA

    Sorry, the "," after it got glommed onto the link in my earlier post.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2002
    Caracas, Venezuela
    Re: Scanner

    I agree with you, Viewscan is a great app. :D
    Except that it doesn't support my UMAX 2200 scanner. I don't mind since it's a shareware app developed by a single person. And I know that programming is not an easy task. And according to the author this particular UMAX model (along with many others) has a chipset or something that is very very hard to program for. :eek:
    The question is. When will UMAX take some action and develop the damn OS X drivers for their own scanners?!?!? :mad:
    I emailed them for this same reason and received a reply saying they were not sure if OS X drivers/app would ever be developed for my scanner. Which is less than 2 years old!:mad:

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