Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Oct 2006 12:39 UTC, submitted by wackymacs
Apple Apple was at an all-time low in 1996, in a severe financial crisis that worried Mac users around the world. Apple's shareholders and customers were losing faith, and competitors were closing in fast. The worldwide press badmouthed Apple in 1995 and 1996. Ten years on, Apple is a different company.
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No, they aren't
by Simba on Wed 4th Oct 2006 17:43 UTC
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No, Apple is not a different company. They are still the same "everything must be proprietary, we are going to go out of our way to make sure our OS only works on our hardware, hip design is more important than function, and the fewer choices our customers have the better off they are" company they have always been. And their overall marketshare is lower today than it has been at any point in their history, despite what their marketing people try to claim. Even Linux has more desktop marketshare than Mac does these days.

The only thing that is keeping Apple alive now is iPod and iTunes. The Mac will eventually simply die thanks to Apple's stubbornness and refusal to allow their customers more freedom to choose. I only hope that OS X doesn't die with it, and that Apple will eventually wise up and support hardware other than their own with OS X.

Edited 2006-10-04 17:44

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