Linked by David Adams on Thu 3rd Jul 2008 19:12 UTC, submitted by Caffeine Deprived
Apple Apple's OS market share increased by nearly 32% in the last year. Windows Vista and Linux also increased their shares by 8% and 18%, respectively, to end the month accounting for 16.14% and 0.88% of the online OS market. The full results from the survey can be found here. The results came as there is increasing speculation about the new version of OS X having a business focus.
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Starbucks
by kwag on Thu 3rd Jul 2008 20:39 UTC
kwag
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2006-08-31

It's interesting to notice that if you go to your local "Starbucks", you'll see that there are around three to four PCs for every MAC. And this is a "Real Life" scenario. I have even seen a 50/50 ratio some times.
So I think MACs have a higher percentage of usage in reality, compared to what is being posted by surveys.

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RE: Starbucks
by tomcat on Thu 3rd Jul 2008 22:09 in reply to "Starbucks"
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2006-01-06

I would buy a Mac, but I'm not gay, I don't have a goatee and a beret, and I'd rather not give up a kidney to buy one...

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RE[2]: Starbucks
by Phloptical on Thu 3rd Jul 2008 23:37 in reply to "RE: Starbucks"
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2006-10-10

I would go to Starbucks, but I'm not gay, I don't have a goatee and a beret, and I'd rather not give up a kidney to buy sh***y coffee...

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RE: Starbucks
by Laurence on Thu 3rd Jul 2008 22:24 in reply to "Starbucks"
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2007-03-26

It's interesting to notice that if you go to your local "Starbucks", you'll see that there are around three to four PCs for every MAC. And this is a "Real Life" scenario. I have even seen a 50/50 ratio some times.
So I think MACs have a higher percentage of usage in reality, compared to what is being posted by surveys.


You're assuming that those who use their laptops at Starbucks are the typical pc newbie (the kind of user who makes up the greatest percentage of pc users and pc buyers).

I somewhat doubt that the average wi-fi surfer at Starbucks is the pc newbie i describe above.

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RE: Starbucks
by Soulbender on Fri 4th Jul 2008 13:07 in reply to "Starbucks"
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2005-08-18

I dont think Starbucks customers is a good representation of the population at large.

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RE[2]: Starbucks
by kwag on Fri 4th Jul 2008 18:42 in reply to "RE: Starbucks"
kwag Member since:
2006-08-31

"I dont think Starbucks customers is a good representation of the population at large."

And I think OSNews customers is a good representation of the population at small. ;)

The users I see at my local(s) Starbucks, are university students in their Masters degree, and other advanced studies.
This is one case at a Starbucks which is very close to a local University.
The other Starbucks close to me, which there's a local shopping center very close (no University around), is exactly the same!, as far as real life usage.
So anyone who thinks that this is not a good example, you're plain wrong, because this is what I see every time I go to a Starbucks (around once every couple of weeks).
And BTW, a double shot, tall Latte isn't that bad at Starbucks ;)

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