Apple Mac users – SL is the only option

One demographic within the SL user base that hasn’t been discussed in detail is Operating System. For the sake of the discussion I’ll talk about Windows versus Mac OS although most applies to Linux users. Second Life was my first stop for virtual worlds and I hadn’t really investigated others in details, until today. I had decided to register accounts with There.com, Entropia Universe, IMVU. In all three cases, if you run Mac OS, forget about using the client / browser for each service. There.com is not even compliant with browsers outside of Internet Explorer. Australian startup, Outback Online has stated up front there’ll be no Mac support either.

This means that SL probably has an unusually high proportion of Mac users. There’s certainly a Mac users group and the odd Mac devotee area in SL. You can purchase mock-ups of the whole Mac range from one vendor (pictured) and another vendor offers the MPod which looks very similar to a well-known music device. Just don’t look around for a Mac-friendly alternative to Second Life.

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  1. Macs rule… haha

  2. Macs rule… haha

  3. Hi Matholio – I couldn’t agree more on the fanatacism issue but the point being made is that if you own a Mac, SL is the ONLY option.

    There’s no argument being made that Macs or PCs do better, just that some companies ARE being platform-biased by not offering multi-platform access.

  4. Hi Matholio – I couldn’t agree more on the fanatacism issue but the point being made is that if you own a Mac, SL is the ONLY option.

    There’s no argument being made that Macs or PCs do better, just that some companies ARE being platform-biased by not offering multi-platform access.

  5. matholio says:

    In my experience, platform is not an issue in SL, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a discussion about platform in SL.

    Let’s not bring the boring world of OS fanaticism to SL.
    Honestly who cares who using what to get in SL ?

  6. matholio says:

    In my experience, platform is not an issue in SL, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a discussion about platform in SL.

    Let’s not bring the boring world of OS fanaticism to SL.
    Honestly who cares who using what to get in SL ?

  7. Ayana Jie says:

    HAHA who haves a sl account ? i do name is Ayana Jie

  8. Ayana Jie says:

    HAHA who haves a sl account ? i do name is Ayana Jie

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