Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2012 23:27 UTC
Windows As you may have seen, David's been taking care of OSNews for a few days because I'm quite busy with work. Still, there's one thing I'd like to talk about: the desktop mode in Windows 8. I wish I could've added this to the first impressions article, but I only arrived at this conclusion yesterday: desktop mode in Windows 8 is Microsoft's equivalent of Mac OS X's Classic mode.
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by Alfman on Wed 7th Mar 2012 19:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Start menu"
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Anonymous Penguin,

"If only they could sell their computers at more reasonable prices, MS would lose a very large share of their users in no time."

Yep, clearly more people would buy apple at a lower price point. I think the key question is whether the additional market size makes up for a lower unit price. It'd be interesting to see a market breakdown analysis. Maybe apple enjoys being priced for "exclusivity"?

For me personally, I prefer to build my own systems using my choice of hardware, so there's zero chance of my getting a Mac. But if OSX were sold unbundled, I'd probably pick up a copy and even start writing software for it (as long as the platform remains genuinely unrestricted).

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