If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

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THE INTRANCER
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1156 posts since 30 Dec, 2014

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:20 am

...And Said They Would Be Switching To Linux As An Alternative....

What would your reaction be :?:


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Forgotten
KVRAF
4518 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:22 am

That they are all f**king idiots.

chk071
KVRAF
21924 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:22 am

:tu:

Nice clickbait though... you know how business works.

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justin3am
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10826 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:40 am

They are all just tools. I mostly use a Mac for music production tasks but these days, my computer isn't much more than a fancy audio/MIDI recorder. I could switch to Windows or Linux without much fuss (I already work with such configurations, as part of my day job requires). I wouldn't be happy about it but I could do it.

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cryophonik
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5304 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Elk Grove, CA

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:23 pm

My reaction would be to invest my money in a non-major DAW developer that's sticking with OSX support and planning for my retirement next year.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
52044 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:30 pm

THE INTRANCER wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:20 am
...And Said They Would Be Switching To Linux As An Alternative....

What would your reaction be :?:
i use windows so probably wouldn't notice :shrug:

beatmangler443
KVRist
396 posts since 11 Jun, 2013

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:33 pm

They won't.....

AnX
KVRAF
5438 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:36 pm

mine was never on mac, so no probs here

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KVRAF
6684 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:44 pm

Pretty sure Logic will never abandon Mac OS.

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toonertik
KVRAF
1794 posts since 15 Feb, 2017 from a worn out vinyl groove

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:52 pm

not much reaction..
I'm a dozer
but
maybe a scratch balls and go, ok...
your decision...
are u sure it's a good decision?

and keep scratching...
OFC...

:oops:

BrokenTrance
KVRist
309 posts since 25 Nov, 2010

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:23 pm

I would be happy. Probably i would drop Windows 10 and go Linux. Let's do it Ableton! ;)

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Aloysius
KVRAF
24820 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:29 pm

all the kiddies would throw a tantrum.
Hi-de-Hi!

CasualHobbyist
KVRist
65 posts since 20 May, 2018

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:31 pm

Why should they be idiots? (in response to an above question), sure, if the costs of maintenance are higher than the returns, probably, but assuming you don't have too much dependencies on a specific OS, you can crossport without much issues I wager (unless this was a business decision related, don't wanna get into those)

I don't think I mind more software on a platform or not. More cross-compatibility means (in a way) just that, just more software on a platform. If they do cool, if they don't cool. In the end, is about how the developers feel and believe I imagine.

Your topic is certainly going to irritate the rabid Apple fanatics so I'm going to step out. I am aware some of them can get even physically violent sometimes (or so I read in some forum)

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SJ_Digriz
KVRAF
5956 posts since 5 Jul, 2001 from Just about .... there

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:53 pm

What's OSX?
If you have to ask, you can't afford the answer

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BlackWinny
KVRAF
3916 posts since 17 Jun, 2013 from very close to Paris, France

Re: If The Major DAW Developers Said They Were Dropping Support For Mac OS...

Post Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:07 pm

I'm not a Mac user... but that's a very strange question.

Why would they drop OSX ? They won't. And with an excellent reason: because each time an OS progresses it is to abandon old technologies and to make common some new technologies. Sometimes a technological evolution is almost invisible and sometimes (as today with Catalina) it is a kind of revolution, and sometimes it is even a huge revolution which disrupts for a moment the habits of some users and developers, as can be the abandon of an old 32-bit architecture or the arrival of a new security system.

Giving up the old 32-bit architecture is mainly a decision taken in order to purge the source codes (and the files) of very old techniques which have become handicaps to provide the users a coherent system with all the stability... that these users demand !!! And it is also for ALL the developers a way to focus the efforts of developments in the technologies of tomorrow without having to always wonder if there won't be big bugs extremely annoying due to the simultaneous use of these old obsolete files kept from another century.

Us, users of operating systems (whatever they are) can't reasonably ask for a perfect security and stability of the system and with applications always more and more hog in resources... and at the same time require the eternal conservation of old technologies and old techniques in parallel with those of tomorrow. We can choose either one or the other, it is normal. But not both for the eternity. And the maker of the operating system must also choose sometimes a radical revolution as Catalina because if he doesn't then it becomes useless for everybody... to try to make progress the technologies.

Don't think that what happens today on OSX is specific to OSX... we can bet that sooner or later (and rather sooner than later) Windows will see the same revolution with the definitive abandon of the old 32-bit compatibilities and with some brand new technologies for the security with probably a very big moment of anxiety for everyone (developers and users) and the constraint to have either to choose to stay in the past and renounce to the new technologies (and the new systems of security) either to move on in the direction of the future at the price of abandoning ourselves some of our old habits.

The civilization itself progresses that way, everyday by small almost invisible changes and sometimes with the sudden arrival of a kind revolution, whatever it is, technological, social, political, etc. with even sometimes some very strong disruptions. It is named "paradigm shifts". There have been many of these paradigm shifts in the history... and we have forgotten them today. And some next ones will be probably much more huge than what we expect. For example currently politicians in some of our Occidental countries talk about a possible abandon of not only the paper cheques but even of the money in cash! And I don't even talk about some possibly radical effects on our ways of life of the climate change within the very next decades...

An event as the arrival of Catalina is an extremely minor event in the history of the revolutions in technologies. We should look way further than in the time of our short lives.
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