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> Well, for me, Java is a necessary evil.

For which you have my sympathies.

I recently bought an app, and only after my purchase did I discover that it required Java. I'm going to ask for my money back.


One of the side effects of Apple being seen as a consumer company with a miniscule pro user base is that pro hardware and software providers -- at least those for whom I am a customer -- end up being less motivated to provide Mac-specific products.

Because of that, I'm grateful for this particular company providing a Java-based application to go with their hardware. Also, I can run it via Linux and Windows, which insulates my Mac in times of Java security holes.

(Of course, I'd be happier if Apple exhibited more interest in pro users and convinced other companies of their support, but we'll see what 2013 brings... See other threads in which I admit I'm forced to use Dells in the lab...)

-awlabrador
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