Some not too kind things have been said about John C. Dvorak around here, much of it well deserved. But I’m wondering if his assertion that Apple is steering towards Windows is so far off base. I stand by my disagreement with him on why he thinks it’s a done deal, but there are other factors at play.
I was thinking about the whole Boot Camp thing last weekend, and came to a scary realization; now that Apple is building Intel-powered machines and providing the software to run Windows XP on them, how will developers react to the situation? How many will simply drop support for OS X and suggest that their Mac-using customer base install XP in order to use their software? As good as OS X is, the OS isn’t worth much if the big players won’t build software to run on it.
Who knows; between Boot Camp and Darwine, there may not be any new native OS X software being developed in five years. And there will be no option but to run Windows on our Macs. God help us all.