Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Jun 2011 17:54 UTC
Editorial Bob Cringeley makes a bold statement in a blog post responding to Apple's iCloud announcement: "Jobs is going to sacrifice the Macintosh in order to kill Windows." He says, "The incumbent platform today is Windows because it is in Windows machines that nearly all of our data and our ability to use that data have been trapped. But the Apple announcement changes all that. Suddenly the competition isn't about platforms at all, but about data, with that data being crunched on a variety of platforms through the use of cheap downloaded apps."
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RE[2]: Give me a break...
by pantheraleo on Wed 8th Jun 2011 20:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Give me a break..."
pantheraleo
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You don't have to have the highest marketshare to have higher profit margins. Profit margins are what counts, not marketshare.


That's not completely true when it comes to computing platforms. If you don't have marketshare, it makes it harder to attract third party developers for the platform. And without third party developers, platforms don't survive.

Granted, Apple attracts enough third party developers to keep the Mac platform alive. But the amount of software available for Mac is minuscule compared to the amount of software available for Windows.

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