On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 02:09:41PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
Apple makes the following compromises:
1) It has it's own hardware division
2) It ties it's OS to that hardware
3) It then creates app stores and services around the OS
Which leads to people buying the hardware because it's actually decent
hardware, a smaller set of machines to support which reduces
maintenance costs, a completely vertically integrated ecosystem that
locks people into their products, and developers focusing on OS X
because people buy into this because it works and is shiny.
Most developers running OS X aren't developing for OS X. They're
consumers of the ecosystem, not participants in it. It provides the
developer tools they want while still giving them a perfectly functional
general purpose operating system. I don't think they're buying the
hardware and ending up with OS X as a side effect, they're buying the
hardware because it's the only practical way to run OS X. They want a
Unix-style environment. They want to be able to run git and python and
ruby. But they also want to run an OS that feels well designed, that has
a wide range of available desktop applications and which behaves in a
predictable and reliable way.
These are the people we want running Fedora. What arguments can we give
them to migrate?
Matthew Garrett | mjg59(a)srcf.ucam.org