Anyone reading this blog knows that one of the most valuable features of Real Studio is its ability to create cross-platform applications. So it goes without saying that the more level the desktop OS playing field is, the more important cross-platform becomes. As the Mac market share has increased, we get more and more Windows developers coming to Real Studio because their customers want them to support the Mac.
Last week, research firm Gartner released a report on PC shipments for the fourth quarter of 2011. It showed that while all the major Windows PC makers saw a drop in market share, the market share for the Mac increased substantially. And this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that big companies like GE are allowing employees to choose the Mac as the computer they will use at work.
As the market share for the Mac increases, the OS playing field becomes more level and that's great for cross-platform software. It's good news for those of you that create cross-platform, commercial software with Real Studio and it's great for us. In the ideal world, the market share for the three major desktop OSs would be split evenly. But anything that makes it more even is a good thing.