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Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Switch to the Mac? Just switch to the WebCharles forwarded me this interesting post, which is really more about virtualization than it is about switching:
Now I'm back on the Mac.You know, I'm not so sure.
Desktop-based virtualization (on the Mac or Linux) is only a big deal because 99 percent of the software out there runs on Windows. There is virtually (ahem) no one on Windows wishing they could run any Mac apps, even though some are quite good. I think a bigger trend, actually, is the "Webification" of applications like email and, eventually, even productivity applications. This will make next-gen OSes less important than their predecessors (as discussed in this otherwise lame New York Times article, which presents absolutely zero new information). I think we are coming to an age of equalization between platforms, but it will be because of the Web, not virtualization, and not any other desktop technology.
That said, obviously, if you have a need for this, virtualization is huge if it performs well. It never has performed well enough for me, not even Parallels, which is the best desktop-based virtualization platform I've tried (and I've tried them all).
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