Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Dec 2006 21:24 UTC
Mac OS X OS X is more appealing to enterprises as a desktop operating system than ever before and although it is unlikely to take market share away from Windows, the Mac could reduce the number of Linux-based desktops, according to research group Gartner. In a report published by Gartner this week titled Enterprise Mac Clients Remain Limited, but Apple's Appeal is Growing, analysts Michael Silver, Neil MacDonald, Ray Wagner and Brian Prentice, said that administrators will most likely have to prepare for more Mac systems in their environment even though OS X is "not a suitable enterprise wide platform". Ars weighs in on the issue as well.
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RE[4]: It depends ...
by Nedi on Sat 9th Dec 2006 10:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It depends ..."
Nedi
Member since:
2006-02-09

You put it better than I could - that was my experience, too, and so I prefer to brave the difficulties of Linux; at least there people are glad, and help, if someone tries to understand a bit -
quite unlike the proprietary world, where you have to be happy with the few crumbs the software firms decide to feed you.

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RE[5]: It depends ...
by milles21 on Sat 9th Dec 2006 10:42 in reply to "RE[4]: It depends ..."
milles21 Member since:
2006-11-08

I personally love OS x and it's interface also spotlight as from a user perspective is 10 times better than beagle, which I will note under gnome does not index installed KDE apps, by default and that is as of SUSE 10.2.

Also OS X is like anything other than MS takes some getting used to Windows users will say the same thing about linux. OSX is really a best of both worlds IMHO and will enable will be more appealing to ordinary computer users. I think often we place or technical feeling in the discussion and forget that you have mom and pops, and people who have no desire to learn Linux and it's alternatives.

Say what you want but photoshop, Indesign, office, quickbooks, quicken, Adobe Standard, Dreamweaver are must have applications and in some respect considered industry standard. In some cases alternative just don't cut it.

Therefore OSX is more appealing

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