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 maffoo on Thu 14th Sep 2006 18:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
maffoo
Member since:
2006-08-19

there are not enougt software, too limited...

on windows and linux you have 23 email client, 47 software to create dvd.....

people like variaty...


I don't think this is the problem. Most Windows users stick with Internet Explorer, and I bet a large proportion use Outlook Express for e-mail simply because they're the defaults.

The average consumer wouldn't have any problem with Safari and Mail if they switched to OSX. Let's face it, most home PC users don't need specific software, as long as they have a decent web browser, an e-mail client and a word processor they would be happy. The only software the average user might need that would cause a problem if they switched to a Mac are games.

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by dsmogor on Fri 15th Sep 2006 23:52 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

That's very narrow view of home market. There are multitude of windows only sw that get's used by all but most shallow home users like:

games (HUGE disadvantage), websites that use active X (lot's for kids, banks), media players that support obscure formats, P2P clients, most the cds spread with magazines, multimedia CDs (4 kids, apps put on audio cd, and like that), VOIP clients, other internet services that need some desktop app (usually only supporting windows), accessory sw (like webcams, media players) the list goes on. Pair this with limited 3rd party peritpherial support and we have pretty uphill battle. The situation looks bad for apple here, even worse for linux.

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