Re: please release a MacOS X version of your fantastic IDE
Statistics only reflect a point in time, they really don't determine outcomes. Looking ahead I wonder how many Windows XP users will be upgrading to Windows 8 by default or migrating to something else? In my case the latter is now the reality. I've called it a day with MS on all fronts and feel overall it was a sound decision. Not perfect by any means! But a sound decision overall. It will be interesting to see if others feel the same about Windows 8. I suspect some do and so Microsoft's massive advertising campaign in the US seems to confirm the latter is more the case. That is, the expected on-mass migration of users to yet another Windows platform may not be going quite according to plan. Although it's still early days, one could surmise it's as though users have been waiting and hoping MS will really pull something our of the box with Windows 8 but now the wrapping has come off??? The reviews of Windows 8 seem very, very mixed and this can't be helping the Windows 8 image.
I'm certainly not an Apple Mac / OS X zealot. Seriously, given the option, I'd be using Linux in a flash. Through VMware Fusion I do still use Windows XP Pro where I have no choice (RobotC is literally my last Windows application, once MS or RobotC is no longer supported under Windows XP, that is it!).
And mobile devices are on the rise; and why not? When my mobile device has enough processing power to drive any sized external monitor I can hook into it one seriously starts to question (maybe other than storage capacity) the need for a desktop computing experience. The days of the desktop computer are dwindling rapidly as processors continue become more powerful, compact and energy efficient.
This is just some -- maybe way-out -- crustal ball gazing on my part but it seems to me MS is not very well positioned for the future of computing and I'd like RobotC to take this request seriously.
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NB: Just as a side. If Apple were to ever open up and allow the use of development applications on its mobile devices this would be a very strong case in favor of the original request. Given the mobile nature of the market for RobotC (robotics deals with devices which are inherently mobile) this would be a serious win opportunity for RobotC!!! All hypothetical of course but then again...