Linked by Universal Mind on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:16 UTC
Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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Mac OS X software, first and third party, is still better than anything on Windows. Windows has a _long_ way to get the same instance on quality that the Mac software market has. That said, yes, OS X is on its way out in Apple's mind. Nothing major is happening with it and we can only wait until Apple demos 10.7 to see if they have any interest in competing with Win 7 or not.

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