Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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I don’t get it and never have
by Gone fishing on Sun 25th Oct 2009 14:59 UTC
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I don’t get it and never have, why is Apple fighting Psystar in fact why didn’t they license OSX to Dell, Acer, Lenovo etc, etc soon after they changed platform? They missed an opportunity to be the dominant OS and I think MS has shown that a company can be viable if it concentrates on software and OSes.

Well if you had the choice to by a PC with the horror of an OS that is Vista or OSX, which would you, choose? Only a madman would have chosen Vista. Would this damage Apple hardware sales – yes probably but this would have been offset 50 fold by OS sales. This is not even a certainty some folk maybe more would feel thy get the genuine Apple experience if they had both the hardware and software.

I suspect this opportunity is fading Windows 7 isn’t a horror (not absolutely confident about this as I haven’t used it much, the hype makes me skeptical) and Ubuntu gets better on every release.

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