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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Untold ammount?
by eggs on Thu 14th Sep 2006 16:42 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-23

A little over dramatic, no one is uneasy about Vista except businesses (who are always uneasy when new versions of anything comes out) and power users. The "untold" masses haven't even heard about it and are going to buy whatever Best Buy has $299 (hint, its not an Apple).

I would be willing bet most power users play games and like to build their own computer, this rules out a Macintosh.

I would also be willing to bet the majority of businesses are locked into windows because they require some applcation that is not available on a Mac, so they won't switch either.

In other words, the supposition in the article is wrong.

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RE: Untold ammount?
by TheAmazingJambi on Thu 14th Sep 2006 16:47 in reply to "Untold ammount?"
TheAmazingJambi Member since:
2006-08-20

I sometimes wonder if the "masses" will ever hit a breaking point where the OS is just too clunky, ugly, complex or buggy, prompting them to move to something else, or will they just keep taking whatever's shoveled down their throats?

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RE[2]: Untold ammount?
by Kroc on Thu 14th Sep 2006 17:28 in reply to "RE: Untold ammount?"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

How can they move to something else, if they are not aware of alternatives?

Windows got where it was in people's homes, because that's the OS they used at work.

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RE: Untold ammount?
by ma_d on Thu 14th Sep 2006 17:20 in reply to "Untold ammount?"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

The article seems to be about getting the home market more than business. Even though he mentions business, his strategies don't make sense for attracting business.

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