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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What will really happen.
by danq on Thu 14th Sep 2006 19:46 UTC
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2005-07-29

I've used Macs in the past (pre-OS X days), but have little experience with them.

Microsoft will likely win this current battle, simply because Apple computers are too overpriced. Plus, Apple has a bad reputation for machines that break, whether it be iPods or Macs. Lower your prices, make better quality machines, and you can easily defeat Microsoft.

As for Linux on the desktop, it will never happen. It is still very difficult to install and configure, and auto-detection tools don't always work the way you want them to, if they work at all.
Plus, Linux is *designed* to be difficult to use. Don't believe me? Recall the Raymond/Perens business model, which recommends that companies profit from open-source software by selling CDs (quickly becoming a thing of the past, with the widespead adoption of broadband), as well as SELLING SUPPORT FOR THE SOFTWARE. So Linux is designed to be difficult to use, so that companies like IBM and Novell can sell support for it.

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