There’s a rumor making the rounds today that Google might announce a Mac version of their free Picasa photo organizer at 2009 MacWorld and we think that would be just great.
We got the rumor from the Googling Google blog over at zdnet and it would make sense. The story of a Mac version of Picasa has been kicking around at least a year since TechCrunch carried this one, Google Developing Mac Version Of Picasa , Due To Be Released This Year.
Why the excitement?
No matter what the PC or Mac fans tell you, there’s not really much difference between what you can do with a PC or a Mac, but Picasa is one of the coolest, most useful pieces of software that can’t be run on a Mac (the other, if you really want to know, is Microsoft OneNote). Making Picasa available directly available for the Mac would be one less reason to need to run a solution likeVMware’s Fusion which allows you to run Windows on a Mac.
There is already a slightly lame version of Picasa that runs on Linux. It’s somewhat lame because it uses WINE technology to work. WINE is the famous, this-would-be-so-cool-if-it-only-actually-worked way of running Windows on other platforms without needing Windows, kind like how useful it might be to have your blood pumped through your body without needing a heart.