There has been a lot of talk since the iPod came out about Apple’s lack of wisdom in making the iPod Mac only. Many have said that with a product this great, why not make it PC compatible as well and it’ll be the best selling MP3 player on the market. While that may be true, I don’t think it’s important. In many ways, I think Apple is better as a niche player.
After a four-year hiatus, Macintosh is back as a premium Java platform: Mac OS X 10.1 finally got it right.
Soon after Java came out, Macintosh quickly became the best platform for Java development, using a now-defunctIDE called “Roaster” (by Roaster Technologies, run by John Dhabolt).