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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Software is far more valuable than hardware
by axilmar on Fri 15th Sep 2006 14:21 UTC
axilmar
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2006-03-20

Apple's value is not its computers but its operating system. Software worths a lot more these days than hardware which is quickly outdated. It is software that makes the computer tick.

Therefore what Apple should do is release its operating system for generic 80x86 PCs. They don't have to support everything under the sun, only the major hardware. You see, I already have made a good investment which I am not willing to throw away (Athlon 64 2400+, K8V motherboard, NVIDIA 6800 GT video card, Soundblaster 64 Live sound card, 1 GB RAM) and it does not have any non-mainstream components...and such is the case for many other thousand, if not million, PC users.

The world badly needs an alternative to Windows. Linux is not such a thing, because it requires techical skills that me and my family does not have. If tomorrow Apple released their O/S for my PC, I would be the first to buy it and throw XP out of the window...

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Nephelim Member since:
2006-07-26

The fact that Windows does not seem to require at least a minimum knowledge drives directly at the poorly installed and working systems that are themselves one of the reasons that Windows has a bad press (only one of them). Mac OS X, GNU/Linux or Windows are as powerful as the persons at their charge ... it is just that Windows and OS X seem to be more capable with less knowledge and GNU/Linux requires a minimum starting point to lead to a working system, which once configured surpases both OS X and Windows by far.

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