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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RE[2]: Slim chance
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 14th Sep 2006 17:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Slim chance"
Thom_Holwerda
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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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RE[3]: Slim chance
by ma_d on Thu 14th Sep 2006 17:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Slim chance"
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2005-06-29

If that's the case, the real time to strike will be coming up: When Office software becomes devalued and comodotized to where Office is not the 60% income winner for Microsoft anymore.

If Microsoft is successful in replacing Office with a similar racket, err market, then it might not work so well. But so far they've failed to expand to a new and profitable market.

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