Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Jul 2009 12:13 UTC
Microsoft With Apple doing really, really well, and with Microsoft having its first sets of negative figures since the company's founding, Microsoft CEO points his arrows towards Cupertino. In a talk to members of the press and analyst community, Ballmer talked about Microsoft vs. Apple.
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That said, Apple knows that there's a sucker born every minute, and their Mac vs PC ads are intended to lure a few more suckers into their fold. To an extent, I supose that is "being in competition with windows". But the volume of converts is quite low. And it would be equally valid to consider it canvassing the crowd for well heeled patsies.

Wow, did some Apple user beat you up and steal your girlfriend back in college or something? Why so much bile towards Apple users?

As a company, Apple are doing tremendously well. They are in direct competition with Windows because people who buy Macs tend not to use Windows computers. So every "convert" is a loss for the PC side. Anecdotally, I know quite a number of such switchers.

I've used Macs but these days I'm using a Linux laptop and I code for Windows to put food on the table, so I'm hardly a Mac apologist. That doesn't stop me from acknowledging that Macs are good value to a lot of people.

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