10 6 / 2012
With the impending release of Windows 8 I am starting to feel like Linux is my route forward.
I’ve used Linux off and on for years but never as my main OS. I can code for Android in Linux and …. that’s it. Windows Phone forces you to use Windows to code for it. iOS forces you to use OS X to code for it.
So could I use Virtual Box instead? Have a Windows VM and OS X86 VM?
OS X86: Technically yes (breaks Apples EULA though) installation is temperamental, upgrades are risky.
Windows: Yes you can, but if you want to use the Windows Phone emulator it apparently won’t work as it itself runs as a VM.
So it looks like my future is similar to now:
OS X: iOS & Android
Windows: iOS & Android & Windows Phone.
Adding Linux… unfortunately I can’t see many compelling reasons. I’ll ask myself again one Windows 8’s weird metro tablet UI for desktop lands.