Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Oct 2009 21:33 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y On October 22, Microsoft will unleash the much-anticipated Windows 7. After the commercial disaster that is Windows Vista, it is believed the new release will turn the tide for the world's biggest software maker. A lot of people also believe it will put a halt to Mac OS X's growth, but I personally think we need to remember the timeless quote form Steve Jobs: "We have to let go of the notion that for Apple to win, Microsoft has to lose."
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Comment by chikahiro
by chikahiro on Thu 15th Oct 2009 21:59 UTC
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I believe one other thing is this: how many people with Intel Macs will be running Windows 7? In that case its a Win/Win for Apple and Microsoft, isn't it? And there are people making Hackintoshes out there to consider - is that a win, sorta win, or loss for Apple (assuming the person actually buys a copy of the OS as well)? The only people possibly left out in the cold would be Mac owners with PPC models (like my boss and his dually G5, or my entire workplace) who cannot upgrade to Snow Leopard.

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RE: Comment by chikahiro
by Eddyspeeder on Fri 16th Oct 2009 22:54 in reply to "Comment by chikahiro"
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Either way, Apple is *really* selling Windows to its customers. Even after explicitly mentioning I do not wish to install Windows on my system, the guy at the premium reseller repeated his promotional talk on Parallels. It was kinda amazing.

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