In the past five (or so) years, especially, the desktop landscape has changed,
severely. Desktops have traditionally been dominated by Windows, but
alternatives are making their way into both the office and home.
Apple’s hit operating systems in the OS X series, and other chic products
(like the iPod) have not only fueled the sales of Macintosh computers, but
have opened consumers’ minds to the reality that there are alternatives to Windows.
The market is still strongly clutched by Microsoft, but more and more users are
making the “switch” to Mac (and to a much lesser extent, alternatives like Linux).
This diversity, while good, can cause portability problems,...