Autostar for Mac
Posted 24 March 2007 - 09:59 AM
Posted 24 March 2007 - 12:28 PM
Fife Lake, Mi.
Posted 25 March 2007 - 02:08 AM
Mark is there anyway of finding out who to get in touch with for a possible Mac or Linux version?
Either would work well for me and it would help Meade sell more hardware.
Also Mark has Meade any plans to get a version with some functionality that runs under wine on Linux?
Posted 25 March 2007 - 06:48 PM
Give me a few days on this please and ill respond either way.
If for some reason I get forgetfull feel free to drop me an e mail at Meade_help at qteaser.com to remind me.
Fife Lake, Mi.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 10:55 AM
I have recieved an e mail from meade with an answer for you.
"Currently our focus is on PC only. But with the increased interest in Apple products because of ipod and the new iphone, we may see an increase in mac users. I would personally hope that we will eventually move in that direction. "
I think this is a very good thread and our hopes are that Meade will see there is a need for Mac software and will address this issue for Mac users. This is the kind of stuff that Meade needs to see, so they can find out what customers want.
When I find out more ill let you know and Thanks for bringing this up.
Personally I think this is a very good thread and a good start to see if we can get a Mac based aurostar.
Fife Lake, Mi.
Posted 26 March 2007 - 07:03 PM
It's very expensive to do so and.... unless the users/potential users' raw nubmers warrant it
the cost is just to great.....and if you look at the numbers.....well ....they just don't even come close....
for any flavor of unix or it's derivatives including linux and Mac's OS with there graphical windowed overlays.
It's sad... On some level ...it would be nice to have some kind of 'Universal OS'.....you'd think after 25 years they'd...............
Posted 27 March 2007 - 10:02 AM
I know it kind of defeats the purpose, but it's an idea..
Posted 11 April 2007 - 05:13 AM
Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:20 AM
Just a new user who wishes I had looked into competition more just for this reason as I prefer to buy from companies that provide for my desired platform not theirs (since I pay for it).
Posted 26 April 2007 - 07:00 AM
but why would I want to boot into windows when I run a perfectly good OS that is safer and with less problems?
Maybe you should say "safer for now". I think that OS X is a great OS (I'm a newly converted Mac user) but as Macs grow in popularity, they will become more of a target. Also, just this month Apple released an updated with 25 security fixes. Last month (March) they released an update with 40 security fixes. While Microsoft's security fixes will probably surpase OS X later in the year, Apple has the lead so far.
My two cents.
Posted 09 October 2007 - 09:30 AM
From looking through the various offerings Meade has, it's not like there is much support for leading edge windows systems either.
When I purchased my meade scope I had planned on purchasing a number of add-ons from meade (as well as the new MySky), since none of Meade products suppor the Mac, I have and will spend my money elsewhere. meade got my Telescope money, but could have easily had me purchase more than that in peripherals (including eye-pieces, etc.).
I'll spend my money with companies that have inclusive support policies for their customers. Supporting 1 OS is shortsighted.
Posted 09 October 2007 - 11:24 AM
It is, unfortunately for ALL companies, a matter of simple economics. As Mac users we have gained a 4.6% market share. There are now 180-200K US amateur astronomers. If all of us Mac astronomers use a computer, then we number roughly 9000. Take a look at Meade's most recent 10K and then ask yourself "if I was Meade's CEO, would I expend the company's resources to develop a Mac version of my software?"
Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:39 AM
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