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 ma_d on Thu 14th Sep 2006 18:32 UTC in reply to "RE: ..."
ma_d
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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 evangs on Thu 14th Sep 2006 18:44 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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2005-07-07

That's exactly the point. No company that is run by self respecting people will take a course of action that is going to be detrimental to itself. There is no financial justification for Apple to attempt to go head to head with Microsoft, aside from the wants of certain computer enthusiasts, who want to run OS X on PC they build themselves.

Every company is there to serve itself. It will keep its customers happy as long as they keep its bottom line happy. Wishing for Mac OS X to be installable on just any PC is a pipe dream.

Alcibiades has posted an excellent explanation of why.

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