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[6]: Start menu
by orestes on Fri 9th Mar 2012 09:12 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Start menu"
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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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