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Jul 29, 2005, 09:08 AM
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1macker1
Jul 29, 2005, 10:05 AM
Vista is going to hit the market strong. Will a lot of people buy it, I dont know that. But I do know that once it's released, Dell, HP, and GW will start to ship their new PCs with the new OS. So I dont really think MS is worried.

redAPPLE
Jul 29, 2005, 10:32 AM
another delay?

d'oh.

is anyone keeping count? which product announced delays more, the motorola phone with iTunes or longhorn (it will always be longhorn to me)?

wdlove
Jul 29, 2005, 10:46 AM
Delays of its OS seems to be a Microsoft hallmark.

and a senior executive has identified Apple as an obstacle to Redmond's success.

I'm curious to know why he is blaming Apple. It would seem a good sign for Apple.

michaelrjohnson
Jul 29, 2005, 10:50 AM
I'm curious to know why he is blaming Apple. It would seem a good sign for Apple.
It's in the article.Read it next time?

Poole also regards open source as a challenge, and noted the iPod "halo effect", which is boosting Mac sales.

"It's enabling Apple to more effectively go after PC users and sell them future Apple products," Poole said.

Sun Baked
Jul 29, 2005, 10:59 AM
Delays of its OS seems to be a Microsoft hallmark.

I'm curious to know why he is blaming Apple. It would seem a good sign for Apple.Since Apple has left their OS delivery problems behind, they are actually delivering v1.0 features to the public.

Of course this puts extreme pressure on MicroSoft to actually deliver these features, even if they were features that may have been on a "if time permits" schedule.

This is starting to sound a lot like the WordPerfect vs. Word wars, where MicroSoft would announce a "me to" or "invented here first" feature as soon as it was delivered or announced for Wordperfect. Just to keep customers from defecting, even if that feature might (or might not) be available (or working yet, in the case of v1.0 features) with the next upgrade.

mrsebastian
Jul 29, 2005, 11:22 AM
"The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports the first challenge as: "The "good enough" problem in which people are relatively content with their existing version."... Poole also regards open source as a challenge, and noted the iPod "halo effect", which is boosting Mac sales... "It's enabling Apple to more effectively go after PC users and sell them future Apple products," Poole said."

i don't expect apple to knock out m$ anytime soon, but he does have some very valid points. one thing he didn't mention is apple's move to intel, which should be the biggest factor for people moving to apple. of course not everyone will just run out and get a mac, just for the simple reason of cost. however, with the intel switch, if there's demand, i expect quite a few software companies to port/code their software to run on intel macs, giving further reason to migrate to the mac.