Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2012 23:27 UTC
Windows As you may have seen, David's been taking care of OSNews for a few days because I'm quite busy with work. Still, there's one thing I'd like to talk about: the desktop mode in Windows 8. I wish I could've added this to the first impressions article, but I only arrived at this conclusion yesterday: desktop mode in Windows 8 is Microsoft's equivalent of Mac OS X's Classic mode.
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RE[5]: Start menu
by ilovebeer on Wed 7th Mar 2012 21:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Start menu"
ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

How do you explain that there are millions (yes, literally millions, I should know) who want to install OS X on their PC? The reason is almost always the same: "I have had enough of Windows".

Where are these millions of people you think want to install OSX on their pc? If people wanted to run OSX so bad, they would buy a Mac. The prices are not that outrageous and out-of-reach for the average Joe. The fact that Apple has done quite well selling laptops and desktops proves it. The vast majority of people who want Apple, buy Apple.

I agree that if Apple computers were cheaper, they would see more sales. But I completely disagree when you suggest they would gain a massive market share away from pc. There's simply no evidence to support that big of a claim.

As happy as you are with your Mac, there are literally hundreds of millions of satisfied pc & Windows users.

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RE[6]: Start menu
by orestes on Fri 9th Mar 2012 09:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Start menu"
orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

The prices, contrary to what the whining fanboys will say, aren't the problem. The "problem" is that Apple unapologetically caters only to specific market niches. If you're not in the niches they cater to, you're not going to find an Apple computer to be worth your time at *any* price and Apple quite frankly doesn't give a damn. They're quite happy mostly dominating the niches they do serve.

There's a fairly huge amount of people who'd be nominally interested in OS X if Apple decided to go against their own best interests and transition into being a software company. The amount of interest in the Hackintosh projects should clue you in to that. Apple just doesn't find that worth throwing their highly lucrative core business (hardware sales) under the bus for.

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