Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2006 16:00 UTC, submitted by Sonia Mehta
Apple "I want Vista to be a better OS than it's been promoted to be, but at the same time, I also want OS X to finally receive the public adoption that it deserves. Now is the time for Apple to creatively promote its Macintosh platform with OS X. This is the critical hour, and if Apple is able to take advantage of the uneasy feeling that many have towards Vista, then they could attract an untold amount of new users."
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by Mitarai on Thu 14th Sep 2006 16:41 UTC
Mitarai
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2005-07-28

It worked pretty well with Windows, that argument is a myth.

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by evangs on Thu 14th Sep 2006 18:30 in reply to "..."
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

It's worked well with Windows and only Windows. Going into a head to head competition with Microsoft, isn't something any company should take lightly. Striving for total world domination a la Windows isn't the only way for a company to make profit. Not only that, it's arguable whether it brings any added benefit to consumers.

If people really want to run OS X that much, just buy a Mac.

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by ma_d on Thu 14th Sep 2006 18:32 in reply to "RE: ..."
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2005-06-29

I think you misunderstand what people on this forum want: You think they want a highly successful Apple. No, I bet half of them could care less where Apple sits.

They want two things: To build a PC themselves and run OS X on it, because they like OS X and want to play with it without buying a Mac.
And they want Microsoft on its knees. Not gone, just not so dominant that it seems invincible.

I'd call the second a laudible wish, but maybe it's not right to throw Apple away to get it. The first is just a greedy desire, which is fine if you can be honest about it.

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by alcibiades on Thu 14th Sep 2006 20:09 in reply to "RE: ..."
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2005-10-12

"If people really want to run OS X that much, just buy a Mac."

If you really insist on approaching your customers like that, stay in your niche!

Two sides of the same coin.

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