Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Apr 2009 15:13 UTC, submitted by Hakime
In the News "A Customer Experience Index report from Forrester Research came to the conclusion after studying almost 4600 computer users' experiences from 2008 and asking them to score the ease of use of their computers, how enjoyable the experience is and whether or not the systems fulfill their owners' needs. Apple's overall score reached 80 and was not only enough to give it the lead but also leave it as the only company to earn a 'good' ranking in Forrester's view. Every other manufacturer in the list scored significantly lower, with Acer's American label Gateway being closest with a score of just 66; the standing is only 'okay' in the research group's chart."
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RE[2]: It's About The OS
by Phuqker on Mon 20th Apr 2009 16:24 UTC in reply to "RE: It's About The OS"
Phuqker
Member since:
2005-07-17

Microsoft just has so many more tools for writing business applications, talking to databases, etc. By "tools," I generally mean libraries and APIs.

Of course one can write business applications on the Mac. Sure. But depending upon the app, it might take quite a bit more effort.

I readily admit that this is just my own opinion, having worked a great deal with Microsoft's tools and a good deal with Apple's.

(The irony is that I'm typing all of this on my 17" MacBook Pro running Safari Beta 4, taking a break from debugging an iPhone application I've been contracted to write.)

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RE[3]: It's About The OS
by Hypnos on Tue 21st Apr 2009 04:47 in reply to "RE[2]: It's About The OS"
Hypnos Member since:
2008-11-19

Pardon my ignorance, which is why I am asking -- can you give some specific examples of the kind of tools which exist on Windows but not on OSX that are needed for business apps?

I come from the scientific world, so I have very little idea what kind of tools are needed in the business world and where one platform or another may fall short ...

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