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 TusharG on Thu 14th Sep 2006 18:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
TusharG
Member since:
2005-07-06

I dont need 23 email client and 47 DVD softwares to fetch 10-15 emails and for writing 1 dvd in a week!
What really a bottle neck is Cost of Apple machines. Recently i got a new HP notebook for $800 and with same screen size and RAm and disk storage Apple notebook would have costed me $1800 .. I guess u must have got my point?
I'll rather buy $800 notebook and $200 OS... Apple is making huge amount of money by not only selling OS but their main money money is coming by selling hardware and they are not ready to give up that....
But the fact here remains important that most of the apple hardware are "state of the art" ... people who can afford to have apple hardware are not going to stop buying the same ... but they can double the sell of OS by supporting other hardware... Ofcourse the down side is.... support activity in Apply will increase...

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by junior on Thu 14th Sep 2006 19:10 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
junior Member since:
2005-07-07

Could you link us to that particular computer? Thanks.

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by TusharG on Fri 15th Sep 2006 01:31 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
TusharG Member since:
2005-07-06

Ha ha its even worst in terms of price than I thought! ;) )
My Notebook is

HP Pavilion with WindowsXP SP2
dv8309us with AMD 64 bit 2 GHz, 1 GB Ram, 100 GB HDD, 8x Dual layer DVD RW,17" Screen, 4 USB, 1 Firewire
PRICE : $882 after rebate
goto http://www.hp.com Price on HP site is more than of the Fry's or Circuit city but still it is below $1000 and if you compare it with mac its way too low!

Apple - with Mac OS
17" Screen, 1 GB Ram, 2.16 GHz, 120 GB HDD, 8x Dual layer DVD , 2 USB , 1 Firewire port
PRICE : $2799
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?family=...

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