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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Slim chance
by alcibiades on Thu 14th Sep 2006 16:57 UTC
alcibiades
Member since:
2005-10-12

If they will not sell to the 97% of the market that is looking to sell an OS on non-Apple hardware, they will not make a dent in Vista or Windows in general, or move out of the niche.

Simple really. The market is largely composed of PC manufacturers. If you won't sell to them, and your competition does enthusiastically cultivate them, how are you going to dent it? You're not.

Now it may be that if they did, the PC manufacturers would destroy their hardware business in a year. Could be. If true, this just shows they really cannot attract 'an untold number of new users'.

However many that is....

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RE: Slim chance
by TheAmazingJambi on Thu 14th Sep 2006 17:00 in reply to "Slim chance"
TheAmazingJambi Member since:
2006-08-20

I think the real reason that Apple won't go into the whitebox market is for fear of a confrontation with Microsoft. If only they'd had the long term business sense to let everyone clone the platform some years back.

-sighs-

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RE[2]: Slim chance
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2006 17:17 in reply to "RE: Slim chance"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I think the real reason that Apple won't go into the whitebox market is for fear of a confrontation with Microsoft. If only they'd had the long term business sense to let everyone clone the platform some years back.

Yup. I think it is pretty obvious that Microsoft and Apple have an agreement which states that as long as Apple keeps its operating system locked to its own hardware, Microsoft will continue to legitmate that software and hardware by producing software for it (Office).

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