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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by jessta on Fri 15th Sep 2006 02:31 UTC in reply to "..."
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2005-08-17

OSX is nice and stable because Apple can control the hardware that it runs on.
They can create a minimum of hardware drivers and make sure that they are good.

A large amount of the stablity issues people have with windows are related to cheap hardware with badly written and untested drivers.

Making OSX available on generic hardware would mean more work for Apple in supporting all the hardware and less profitable because they have to directly compete with Microsoft in a software market instead of getting the extra profit they make from the hardware sales.


- Jesse McNelis

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