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 abeyance on Fri 15th Sep 2006 13:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
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Dear God! Apple is dying again! I just knew investing that cash and having it double a few times over was a horrible idea. *sigh*

All mocking aside... Apple would be shooting themselves in the foot were they to decide to release OS X on a generic white box. Right now they have total control over quality. And let's face it. It's pretty solid. You can talk about how they've had issues or faulty products, but remember they've also been all over problems like a fat kid on a cupcake (and just as fast). Though I would love to see a crippled version of OS X make it's way to the masses, I need to remind myself (like most others) that they are a hardware company first. Not a software company like Microsoft. It's apple's and oranges here.

As it's been repeated time and again here Apple makes computers that are over priced because of what is put into them. Not just ram, CPU or hard drive, but quality and design. Yes, you can go on for ages talking about the the quality of other makers or the "elite" computer you can build yourself, but you get what you pay for in this deal. Top notch customer service and hardware that lasts (check out a 6 year old Mac's resale value).

One last thing before I go. I don not run a Mac and haven't in years (not including the iBooks my kids have and the box that hosts my servers). I am running OS X on a computer I made with pieces I bought off from ebay 3 years ago (a Sawtooth motherboard). I will never buy another Mac for myself because I'm just nerd enough to avoid it. I wanted to throw that out there before the zealot rants ensued.


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