We’ve all heard it before. Macs are cool and Mac software is better than anything for Windows – blah blah blah.
I had almost begun to think that we had gotten past this elitist’s better than thou attitude, especially when people like Louis Gray is willing to give Windows a chance. But no, the self-righteous belief that only Mac developers know how to produce elegant and easy to use software once more rears its ugly head in a post by Rob Fahrni.
What is it Mac developers do differently? They create elegant, useful, stable, simple, to-the-point, software. You see it time and again on the Macintosh and I’ve come to appreciate it. The application I use to post to this weblog is a prime example, MarsEdit is something I use everyday, and it fits all those qualities I’ve listed above. Most Windows applications have noisy UI’s, just look at Microsoft Word, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Leaving his jab at a corporate level application like Word aside, the fact is that there are a lot of Windows developers out there creating just as elegant and easy to use software. Rob uses the example of MarsEdit as an elegant Mac application and while I agree it is nice to look at I would suggest that Windows Live Writer is as equally good to look at
I am really happy that Delphi is working on a Mac version of their compiler so that more developers can work across more platforms. It’s too bad though it doesn’t seem to be doing anything to help improve the pompous attitude some Mac fans have.
Interestingly enough MarsEdit retails for $29.95 and Windows Live Writer … free.
Update Note: fixed the grammatic error with the apostrophe in Macs before someone had a apoplectic fit
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