Software Developers shouldn’t ignore Unix

The Wolfire Blog did a post suggesting that game developers should not ignore Mac OS X and Linux.  He makes the point that the power users and most vocal evangelists are apt to be Mac or Linux people.

He is so right, but it’s not just games.  Take Google Chrome as a perfect example.

Who are the big software  influencers today? Mac and Linux users. Who does Google put Chrome out for first? Windows users. There may be far more of them in raw quantity, but more of the people who count will be found NOT running Windows.

Smart people aren’t using Windows.  Oh sure, there are some but by and large the tech community is strongly moving to OS X and Linux.   I even see Windows support techs carrying Macbooks – and I don’t mean just the ones who wiped out OS X and put Vista on it.

Google (and anyone else) should develop OS X and Linux versions FIRST.  If they did that, they’d undoubtedly see a quicker and higher adoption rate when they do release the Windows version.

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