incrediBILL - 7:18 pm on Jun 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
I wouldn't want to try to run most of my win software ( adobe and autodesk stuff )
People forget that Adobe and Autodesk used to run on a 286 back in the day. The size of the images you're working on really dictate the kind of horsepower you need as little web graphics is hardly taxing on a computer compared to dealing with full size images and photo retouching, etc.
Average user doesn't really use that kind of power software, just MS Office, email and a browser. These days the browser is almost the only tool many people use all day long because most of their applications are no longer on the desktop.
Funny thing is that the people on WebmasterWorld are not the customers that these companies have in mind for these products. Everyone on WebmasterWorld complains about all sorts of stuff in computers which I can assure you, most people I know, other than programmers and web designers, don't care about whatsoever.
You have to put on your marketing cap when you look at products and see who the audience is and even if you're not the intended audience, could you benefit from building aftermarket products for that intended audience?
There's going to be money to be made here, the question is whether or not people can divorce themselves from silly mental roadblocks that would stop them from profiting from the next wave of technology.