The other day I was reading an article (don't remember where) about Windows on Macs. The story said something about how now Mac users will now be able to enjoy all of the games that are available for Windows without having to wait a year or more for the game to the ported to Mac (not to mention all of the games that never get ported). Macsoft, the porter of many Mac games, was worried that Windows on Mac will cut deeply into their revenues because if Mac consumers can simply buy the Windows version now, then why would they pay for a Mac port a year from now? Macsoft apparently is foreseeing the complete and total end of the Mac game market, which even now is barely profitable. And that got me thinking, and worried. If Windows can be run on the Mac, then what's to keep Adobe and other major developers from completely dropping Mac versions of their products? That is, if Mac users can simply run the Windows version of Photoshop while booted in OS X using Windows Virtualization, then what incentive is there for Adobe (or anyone else for that matter) from going through all the trouble, money, and resources producing Mac-specific versions of the same software that may only represent 1-5% of total sales? Now ideally, that wouldn't necesarily be a problem, especially if the Windows Virtualization is completely transparent (i.e. double-click on a .exe Windows executable and it opens without any indication that Windows is in any way involved). But unfortunately, I foresee that Windows apps will look like Windows apps. That is, apps will no longer have that great Aqua look and feel, but instead will just look like the regular bland Windows apps we're all familiar with running in a window in OS X. That's bothersome, because one of the great things about OS X is that (typcially) Mac developers are very concerned about the look and user friendliness of their products, unlike Windows developers whose apps are typically blunt and ugly. But, if there's no motivation to produce Mac versions any more, then we may be stuck with ugly Windows versions. Unfortunately, what I forsee is a future in which companies whose Mac software sales only make up a small portion of their revenues will completely stop Mac development with the idea that Mac users can and will simply purchase the Windows version and run the software with Windows virtualization on their Macs. Unfortunately, that will mean that Mac users will no longer be able to enjoy the cut-and-polished Mac versions that we've come to enjoy. What do you guys think?