Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Apr 2012 17:19 UTC
Windows I wish more people who work or have worked for large technology companies were as open, honest, and excited as Steve Wozniak still gets over new technology and gadgets. He recently bought a Nokia Lumia 900 - and he's loving it. So much so, in fact, that he claims it's better than Android and iOS in many respects.
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RE: Doesn't matter
by Quake on Sat 28th Apr 2012 21:39 UTC in reply to "Doesn't matter"
Quake
Member since:
2005-10-14

OS X (Mac OS) doesn't have a big market share because Apple didn't let the OEMs install it. If Apple had been more liberal, the OS market might have been different.

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RE[2]: Doesn't matter
by Neolander on Sat 28th Apr 2012 21:51 in reply to "RE: Doesn't matter"
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2010-03-08

OS X (Mac OS) doesn't have a big market share because Apple didn't let the OEMs install it. If Apple had been more liberal, the OS market might have been different.

Remember that Apple are VERY bad at dealing with OEMs. The last time they tried was a failure of such epic proportions that employees and shareholders from the old days are unlikely to let it happen again.

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RE[3]: Doesn't matter
by redshift on Sun 29th Apr 2012 01:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Doesn't matter"
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2006-05-06

If they continued that way, they were going out of business. The Mac Clones were eating their lunch. OSX probably would of never been completed past the developer release.

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RE[3]: Doesn't matter
by henderson101 on Sun 29th Apr 2012 02:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Doesn't matter"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Bad in what way? They were IBM'd. The clones ate all of their market and left no room for Apple to make competitive hardware. But believe me, the OEM's often cut corners. This is why many of those OEM boxes had hardware issues.

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RE[3]: Doesn't matter
by Quake on Sun 29th Apr 2012 16:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Doesn't matter"
Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

We're NOT talking about problem Apple had with OEMs and shareholders, we're talking about the "success" of OS X. And for some people, "success" is reflected by market share.

All I said was if Apple didn't have a problem while adopting Microsoft's strategy, it would have a bigger market share.

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