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Poll: Apple's Marketing Plan (120 member(s) have cast votes)

Would You Buy a Professional Installation CD?

  1. Yes (112 votes [93.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 93.33%

  2. No (8 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

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I'm curious as to how much money Apple could make if they actually sold a method to install it on PCs. If this has made you want a professional version for your computer, say so!

If you have something related to say to Apple, feel free to rant to them!

To Apple: Behold the possible profits! You must realize that most people with a computer are happy with the one they have. Many people are just scared of buying a system running an operating system they've never used (I know I was the first time I was forced to use a Mac). Now, I love it! If you release a version of Tiger for Average Joe computers, a lot of people would consider switching.

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I will wait the second release of intel box to buy one. (obviously, only if the price is fair)

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i would buy an intel installation cd if it was available.

on the other hand i'm going to buy an intel mac desktop system.

sure would be nice to legally be able to build your own system though.

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I would pay upto $500 if they would release a disc for standard x86 systems

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I would pay upto $500 if they would release a disc for standard x86 systems


For that money you can buy a fine Mac Mini... (even before christmas)

I would buy one for the pc, but first a new Mac.
If I can't wait long enough a Quad G5, or else the Eight I6... :)

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For that money you can buy a fine Mac Mini... (even before christmas)

I would buy one for the pc, but first a new Mac.
If I can't wait long enough a Quad G5, or else the Eight I6... :(



Sorry on the delayed reply :), that was AU$500 which is about US$300 i think

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ofcourse anyday

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*beats dead horse with a stick*

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i'll buy a standalone osx anyday!!!

if they are concerned about the hardware sales: my next notebook will be a powerbook again, not a first gen intel though...

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It would be nice if they'd release the final 10.4 version for the PC, once 10.5 is finished.
That'd give people a good reason to buy MacOS, and they still give Mac-computer users a benifit.

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Their margins are in hardware. They'll never do this, Steve killed off the 'clones' once before, and I don't think he'll start it again.

I'd prefer to just close this topic, but feel free to vote on it anyway for the time being, even though it will never happen.

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They'll never do this


I don't think that this thread was about whether they'll sell OS X Standalone or not, just if it would be bought. That Apple is a hardware company and makes its profits by selling their computers is clear i think.

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Steve didn't have a shot at the other 95% of computer users when he was using 68k and PPC. The average Mac user is pretty fanatical and will stick with Apple.

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I wouldn't buy a standalone osx, because I don't really like the "feel" of osx, and I'm happy enough with windows.

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Well,
I would buy a copy of OSX (never bought a Windows, always OEMs).

But I'd prefer to buy a MacIntel, cause I don't want any problems mith my hardware,
and Apple cares all about that.

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Yes, for a simple reason: get the security patches from Apple

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I'd buy a x86 os X for vanilla pc's any day over Windows.

Off course I would need to keep a Windows OS installed besides it for the gaming.
Unless Tiger would not only support OpenGL but also DirectX...

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I would definitely go for it, being that now I'm starting to do a lot of digital arts and stuff like that, and Mac is the best platform for that.

Plus, it seem as if Vista is not goin to offer much for the average user once it's out, so I might as well go with somethin that seems like it has momentum behind it.





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