Interesting, but not sure I follow what Windows has to do with it.
The software product noted runs only in a Windows (operating system) environment. It doesn't run on
Mac laptops or under Linux, etc. The description I provided was taken from the VCDS website. A Mac
user would need to configure a Windows VM in order to run the VCDS s/w - which does not support Porsches.
I hear where you're coming from - BMW owners enjoy tweaking their vehicles since people have cracked
that software. Again, there are many more BMWs on the roads than there are Porsches. The effort required
to decipher the BMW system can be amortized over a potentially greater number of retail sales of such
diagnostic s/w. The Porsche community is tiny by comparison.
The PIWIS system has it all, though it's expen$ive to buy and co$tly to maintain on a monthly basis.
The Porsche do-it-yourselfer doesn't have it very easy in this respect.