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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2010, 01:29:52 PM »

 I am a Mac user and have experienced the frustrations with CM in Leopard and Snow Leopard that Ernst has mentioned and continues to plague the Mac OS. I have looked at Qimage in hopes that there would be a Mac version but I can see now that there will not. Thanks for at least taking a look and I understand the frustrations from a programming perspective. So, here is my question. Do you think there could be a forum topic specifically dedeicated to using Qimage on a Mac thru VM Fusion or Parallels? This would at least give Mac users an alternative to the OS along with specific support from this forum.
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2010, 01:49:09 PM »

I am a Mac user and have experienced the frustrations with CM in Leopard and Snow Leopard that Ernst has mentioned and continues to plague the Mac OS. I have looked at Qimage in hopes that there would be a Mac version but I can see now that there will not. Thanks for at least taking a look and I understand the frustrations from a programming perspective. So, here is my question. Do you think there could be a forum topic specifically dedeicated to using Qimage on a Mac thru VM Fusion or Parallels? This would at least give Mac users an alternative to the OS along with specific support from this forum.

I like that idea, but my feeling is that it might just go (mostly) unused.  I get the impression I have very few users running Qimage  on Macs.

Mike
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2010, 02:11:12 PM »

There may be more than you think. And, if there was specific support it may help. Really, I never in a million years would have thought I would ever pose such a question. Just give it a little more thought and maybe some others will chime in the use of it.
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2010, 02:34:28 PM »

There may be more than you think. And, if there was specific support it may help. Really, I never in a million years would have thought I would ever pose such a question. Just give it a little more thought and maybe some others will chime in the use of it.

I suppose I could start a sticky post called "Qimage on Macs running Fusion/Parallels" and see if it's popular enough to warrant a new forum.

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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2010, 03:24:01 PM »

Thanks, sounds good - now I have to update Parallels to run on SL unless someone has reason to think it would run better under VM. Thanks Mike, I hope it shows some promise.
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« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2010, 05:49:54 PM »

I am running Qimage on my Mac Pro via Fusion VM. just runs great never a problem.

After a 51 year career in the Printing Industry, I have no doubt in my mind that Qimage is head and shoulders above anything else available.

All my PP work is done via  Capture NX2 gives me the best Raw conversion from D300, then print through Qimage to the Epson 7900.

Thanks Mike for such a fantastic product.
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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2010, 10:40:34 AM »


I suppose I could start a sticky post called "Qimage on Macs running Fusion/Parallels" and see if it's popular enough to warrant a new forum.

Mike

Sounds like a good idea and we can guide Mac users on other forums to that post if they show an interest in Qimage. Right now they may feel a bit lost here.


met vriendelijke groeten, Ernst Dinkla

Try: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Wide_Inkjet_Printers/
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« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2010, 06:08:48 PM »

Hi

The inability to modify ANYTHING about the way a Mac works is why I gave up on Mac's many years ago.

Cheers

Daniel
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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2010, 09:15:51 PM »

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I suppose I could start a sticky post called "Qimage on Macs running Fusion/Parallels" and see if it's popular enough to warrant a new forum.

Mike

And also include Oracle's Virtual Box. Since moving to a Mac I have been running QImage on Win2000 and now Win 7 64bit virtual machines using Virtual Box with all the images residing on the Mac HD.

Just a couple of other thoughts:
The overall market share of Mac may be "low" compared to PCs but I wonder what the market share is amongst serious photographers, ie the QImage potential market.

Mike, what software package do the developers of Firefox, OpenOffice.org and Thunderbird use that makes them multi-platform? Is what they use fundamentally different to the software developers license you were applying for?

Peter
 

   
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« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2010, 02:23:08 PM »

I have to agree with Mike.

Long ago and far, far away I was forced to become an Apple Systems Engineer (along with the PC side) because of the dealer I worked for.  We handled both.

The attitude at all training was "we're it, we don't need to be compatible with anything."  That SE experience made me concentrate on the PC side and never looked back.

Apple was the first to put a school program in place in Indiana and they prevailed--for a while.  When IBM decided to get into the fray, I wound up installing the first five school computer networks in the state. (Remember Baseband and Token Ring?)

Three of those networks replaced existing Apple systems.  I guess teachers are teachable too.   Grin Roll Eyes
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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2010, 09:22:35 AM »

Well if you are accepted by Apple and your application is accepted and profit of it is split with Apple you may see another Apple greed phenomenum:

http://venomousporridge.com/post/908986088/whereto-patent


met vriendelijke groeten, Ernst Dinkla

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« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2010, 12:33:05 PM »

There are now a number of comments, and links from the link that Ernst mentioned http://venomousporridge.com/post/908986088/whereto-patent.
It appears from many of those that Apple are merely using a reference to the future-tap app as something that may benefit from /utilise what they are patenting. They are not 'stealing' anything - at least not in this case - it seems.

Fwiw, I'm not a fan-boy of apple, (The only time I have ever actually touched one was about 12 years ago, I crashed it within 5 minutes, and I wasn't even trying), neither am I fan-boy of any other hardware/software/whatever. I was Just trying to get towards the facts, not the hype or sour grapes.

Best wishes,

Ray
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« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2010, 03:02:57 PM »

Ray,

There is a lot to read there and I have not digested all of that. What I see are different opinions on the subject so far and as the patent process still has to develop there will be time for the developer in question to object to this patent application. He wasn't aware of this patent application and so not aware of the similarities between his software and what Apple describes + the fact that they used an image of his software program in that patent application. That Apple uses a more general description for the method his program uses is common patent strategy. There are lawyers to see whether that isn't in conflict. I'm sure Apple has the better lawyers but I wouldn't call this story a hype yet.

met vriendelijke groeten, Ernst Dinkla

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« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2010, 02:01:17 PM »

That Apple uses a more general description for the method his program uses is common patent strategy. There are lawyers to see whether that isn't in conflict. I'm sure Apple has the better lawyers but I wouldn't call this story a hype yet.

Ernst-
"Better lawyers" brings a flashback to when Apple sued MS for infringement on icons they (Apple) "owned."  That was until MS proved that Aplle stole them from DEC.  Roll Eyes
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