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Subject:   Don't use 3rd Party Apps???
Date:   2003-12-21 17:29:47
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Forced Restarts

F.J. wrote:
> Its architecture allows it to be very resistant to faulty
> third-party applications. However, using such software in
> your workflow is not recommended either !


That is an interesting statement. Are you seriously suggesting that users should only use Apple products on their Macs? What about Excel? Word? Photoshop? TurboTax? X-Plane? Are you aware that Apple specifically promotes the use of 3rd party applications on the Mac? They do encourage other people to develope for their hardware and software...

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  • FJ de Kermadec photo Don't use 3rd Party Apps???
    2003-12-22 09:18:30  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Hi !

    I am afraid you misunderstood my previous reply : sorry if I have been unclear.

    I just wanted to say that relying on *poorly-written* third-party applications in a workflow was to be avoided.

    Of course, there are millions of excellent third-party Mac OS X applications available that can be used safely ! I know that Apple does its absolute best to help developers and am always glad to see new applications coming to the Mac.

    F.J.