The new Power Mac G5s and upcoming Mac OS X 10.3 (“Panther”) are opening up new ground for Apple in “sophisticated” new markets, according to
Macworld UK. For example, MicroImages and New Mexico Software are two non-Mac software developers preparing to bring their high-end applications to the Mac platform.
MicroImages makes a high-end product called
TNTmips, an image-heavy map making application. It’s coming to the Mac in 64-bit form.
Meanwhile, New Mexico Software is readying AssetWare 3.0, an industrial-strength digital asset management solution, for later this year. The company told Macworld UK that, “The enterprise servers of choice are from IBM and Apple. In using the Power Mac G5 hardware, AssetWare 3.0 moves to the 64-bit processing power platform of the new Apple servers. The G5 is the world’s fastest and most powerful personal computing server environment.”
Releases such as these seem likely to be “the thin end of the wedge,” as high end application developers begin to realize their software will run on Apple’s 21st Century Macs, the article adds.