Mac .NET? The moment of decision is approaching, according to this news from CNET News.com. Apple must decide whether or not to continue its agreement with Microsoft. If I were a betting man, I would say not. Here are the reasons I think this.
1. Apple’s Mac OS X+ is a BSD-based OS.
2. Apple’s commitment to Java seems strong as exemplified by Aqua (J2SE); I doubt they’ll just change direction toward .NET, which Microsoft may ‘require.’
3. The Java community supports Mac as exemplified by the following tools: JBuilder for Mac and WebObjects (J2EE Web app server for Mac).
4. The open source community has embraced the Mac; even slashdot.org has a mac development news area on its site.
What do you think? I’m sure there are other reasons as well.