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Comment on "The Reasons for Leopard-Only Apps"
by Tom at Omni — Jan 14
I'd like to chime in on the side of those who caution against assuming that the stats at are representative and refer you to the text on that page that reads "Remember, this is not a poll of the Mac OS X community at large, just a subset of our customer base."

I happen to feel, with no data to back it up, that our users tend to be more proactive about going out and getting the latest and greatest software rather than to simply take what's in front of them, and merely being bundled really doesn't put Outliner in front of users as much as you might expect.

Hence, our users probably update their OS relatively proactively. To assume your users will do likewise and to therefore require Leopard would be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

On the other hand, increasing your work load by supporting a legacy you don't have to, while at the same time sacrificing features that could perhaps be easily supported on Leopard really isn't fair to yourself or your most deserving users.
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