Well, I finally did it. I installed OSX on VirtualBox. Normally, I am pretty anti-apple, and I still maintain they are evil. But after using OSX for a bit, I can say that a lot of my opinions on it were informed more by Apple corporate policy than how it actually functions. It is, after all, a pretty fun OS. I will be glad to finally be able to code in TextMate. Right now I am still DLing the massive iOS SDK, 3.5gigs, oi! I am not saying I have fully converted to iFaggotry just yet, and constantly having to type these lower case i’s is really annoying, but I will say that I am not as uncomfortable about using OSX as I thought I would be. I have also setup App Accelerator Titanium, basically at the request of a client who wants an iPhone app developed, or at least is thinking it over, so I decided to look at some options and come up with a nice treatment on what it would take. As an unrepentant nerd, the idea of using a new OS is kinda cool, so I am trying to have as much fun as possible.
In this article on ebookmagazine.co.uk I read: In a statement posted on its ereader site, Sony said: “Unfortunately, with little notice, Apple changed the way it enforces its rules and this will prevent the current version of the Reader™ for iPhone® from being available in the app store. We opened a dialog with Apple to see if we can come up with an equitable resolution but reached an impasse at this time. “We’re exploring other avenues to bring the Reader experience to Apple mobile devices. We know that many of you are eagerly awaiting the application and we appreciate your continued patience.” I especially like the part about pursuing other avenues, hopefully, those avenues are legal. Apple’s behavior is very anti-competitive, hopefully it will blow up in their face.