No, we just have hoards of Google fans, like you Mark, bellyaching about everything Apple do, real perceived or otherwise. I'm as sick of hearing/reading the fucking shite as you are. The thing is, you are the fanboi. You are the one that can't let it go. You project what tech 'journalists' say on to people whom you have never met, let alone know, because they value different things to you. I bet you are ace to be around at parties. Heaven forfend the music is played on an iPod...
59 posts • joined 18 Aug 2014
Re: Oh to be an "industry analyst"
"I use a Mac, and the platform is just as starved of applicatin software as it's always been..[.]"
What does that mean? I mean, realistically?
Typical office applications? Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook are all present. The glaring omission is Access, but then is it's not a 'killer' app. 4D and FileMake are still doing the business on that front. There are also Google tools that are cross platform. Both have tablet versions.
Specialist software? on the Project management front, Prima Vera and MS Project now have web based versions that actually make more sense than the desktop versions. Omni Project is a good drop in replacement on the Mac and the iPad. Analyst have access to SPSS. Graphics is and always has been well supported. Adobe is still on the Mac and their iOS tools are excellent, working happily together. More and better choice in video post production on both their platforms. CAD is well supported too. Autodesk is making great strides with AutoCAD and VectorWorks is getting better with every release. BIM is also well supported. Rumours of Revit on the platform refuse to go away, with Autodesk so far only supporting BIMGlue on iOS. ArchiCAD is a worthy competitor to Revit and their iOS tops are excellent. AEC is extremely well served on the Mac. PLM on the other hand isn't. Never has been.
The back office is moving to the cloud quickly. I don't think that Microsoft's contrail is as pervasive as you seem to think it is going to be.
There are many other areas where the Mac is extremely well served. That is also Unix is a massive boost too. There may not be the choice, but then the quality is generally much higher.
The long and the short of it is that the 'choice' canard that Microsoft expertly marketed still pervades today. It is ultimately meaningless.
By the way, with Swift, and actually even before Swift, iOS and Mac desktop apps can share code bases.