Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2006 16:00 UTC, submitted by Sonia Mehta
Apple "I want Vista to be a better OS than it's been promoted to be, but at the same time, I also want OS X to finally receive the public adoption that it deserves. Now is the time for Apple to creatively promote its Macintosh platform with OS X. This is the critical hour, and if Apple is able to take advantage of the uneasy feeling that many have towards Vista, then they could attract an untold amount of new users."
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Slim chance
by alcibiades on Thu 14th Sep 2006 16:57 UTC
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2005-10-12

If they will not sell to the 97% of the market that is looking to sell an OS on non-Apple hardware, they will not make a dent in Vista or Windows in general, or move out of the niche.

Simple really. The market is largely composed of PC manufacturers. If you won't sell to them, and your competition does enthusiastically cultivate them, how are you going to dent it? You're not.

Now it may be that if they did, the PC manufacturers would destroy their hardware business in a year. Could be. If true, this just shows they really cannot attract 'an untold number of new users'.

However many that is....

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