hahaha apple is still a little fart compared to MS and if you think somehow apple is gonna turn over this giant company then think again. it will take decades to take over MS if apple really could. they are hardcore Windoze lovers too so dont think that apple is gonna be David and Goliath story.
Then they would not have made a lot of the smart decisions they have made today and would still be charging $1500 for the lowest model MacBook. =P
The thing that killed Apple? Really? Cost. Simply cost.
And that's what will make Apple the winner in this next-gen computer battle, Microsoft knows it's quickly losing market share-and Vista, in an attempt to fix that, will likely end in a massacre for them.
This next few years is going to be bloody, and a very good and cheap time to buy whatever computer you want-because each of the companies are going to be releasing hardware that's cheaper, trying to fight off the other company.
Another place where Microsoft loses is the hardware biz. In that, it's not involved with it whatsoever, whereas Apple has complete control over theirs. =P
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I would say Apples complete control is one of the things that truly holds them back
Microsoft doesn't need to be involved with hardware, they just need to support it
And that's exactly what holds Microsoft back, the need to support 10+ years of legacy code and billions of different hardware combinations.
Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:44 PM
that's exactly what holds Microsoft back, the need to support 10+ years of legacy code and billions of different hardware combinations.
NO, thats what makes them rich$$$$$
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Posted 09 November 2006 - 12:40 AM
i wouldn't mind if the looks were not good but it is a bonus! (lol a monkey mac)
Made by Monkeys too
Posted 09 November 2006 - 06:01 PM
Compare this to my cousin's new Mac Pro:
Upgrading the hard drive was a snap, no latches or screws needed.
Adding a PCI card was ridicolously simple, and I didn't have to break out the special screwdriver set. Also, the back of the Pro is both a) neatly organized and stunning to look at. That pretty much describes the whole thing, really. No ugly "Intel Inside" or "Windows Vista-Ready" or "ATI" stickers, anywhere. Only distinguishing marks are the Apple logos on the sides.
So really, Apple isn't about form vs. function, it's about form AND function.
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(24 switched from Mac to KDE at one point as well. That's product placement!)
Posted 10 November 2006 - 09:55 PM
NO, thats what makes them rich$$$$$
Nope, what made Microsoft rich was using strongarm tactics to discourage computer makers from selling computers with any other OS besides Windows. Unfortunately, by the time the government got involved to try to reign them in, most of the damage had already been done, which left them being the dominant company in the operating system market. That momentum hasn't entirely gone away, but it is starting to slip some, with Apple and various Linux vendors gaining some market share.
Posted 11 November 2006 - 03:11 PM
yea because college students can get a windows laptop for like 400-500 dollars with an intel core 2 duo processor.
I've never seen one of these in the wild. Can someone please find me one?
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With cheap Applerock Mac ...OSX could gain some market shares from Windows
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