Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 21:58 UTC
Apple During the conference call yesterday about Apple's financial results, COO Tim Cook reiterated Apple's negative stance towards the netbook market. While many of us might want to see a relatively cheap Apple netbook with Mac OS X, all the recent figures do seem to confirm that it simply isn't a good idea for Apple.
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RE: Why Apple is Afraid
by tonywob on Sun 26th Apr 2009 09:48 UTC in reply to "Why Apple is Afraid"
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I couldn't agree more, my netbook is cheap, quiet and does everything I need it to do. My Macbook Pro gets too hot, is too heavy, and is overkill for what I spend most of my time on a home computer doing. Although, I won't dispute that I do need my Macbook for work, especially for compiling software.

I find it funny and annoying at the same time when people buy large, expensive, power-hungry computers just for surfing the Internet and reading emails. It's analogous to a 70 year old man, driving at 25mph on a Sunday morning in a fast, petrol-hungry Mercedes convertible. Most non-techie people that I know, only use a computer for the Internet.

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