Well now that this has been side tracked from the original topic by Apple haters, I'll try to get it back on track.
I would love to see a Mac suite similar to HRD. I currently use MacLogger and MacDoppler. The developer has done a great job with both of these programs, if he could add a generic rig control program and a digital section it would be perfect. I am using Fldigi for the digital stuff which works pretty well, but would be nice to have it integrated with the MacLogger. I would also like to see them add eQsl support to the Mac logger.
Anyway attempting to get back to the topic at hand but I am sure it wont work hahaha
Might I also suggest contesting log support. One thing that makes or breaks an OS in ham radio is contesting software.
Not a programmer, but I am curious if any ham radio software could be written OS independent such as on HTML 5 or Java or similar platform. The idea being the developer is not beholden to the OS manufacturers, rather just focusing on an independent platform.
Just a thought...
Separately, the reason for OSX not being on a non-Mac platform is Apple seeing hardware and software being a single package. They design the hardware and software to work together as a unit. This is the opposite philosophy (until recently) of Windows who focused only on the OS and then let others control the hardware. The difference is a smaller universe of software and hardware for Mac, which is generally more stable versus a larger universe of everything for Windows with varyng degrees of stability.