Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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twitterfire
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2008-09-11

I don’t get it and never have, why is Apple fighting Psystar in fact why didn’t they license OSX to Dell, Acer, Lenovo etc, etc soon after they changed platform? They missed an opportunity to be the dominant OS and I think MS has shown that a company can be viable if it concentrates on software and OSes.


First: They can't stand a chance gainst Microsoft.

Second: They make thair money from hardware, not from software. You also can ask: if Apple is so good, why users, companies and top 500 fortune companies don't buy Apple harware to use with their Windows, Linux, BSD, AIX and HPUX oses? Why nobody uses the so called os x server version? That's because they can buy much better hardware for the same money. or they can buy
the same hardware for a much smaller amount of money.

Third: It will never be dominant. If for no other reason, you can't run the software you need on it. (besides emulators like cider-wine or vm's like vmware).

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