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MacBytes
Feb 15, 2006, 08:46 PM
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Silencio
Feb 16, 2006, 12:32 AM
In fact, the new computers' strong showing could serve as an indication that the transition won't cause Apple to lose as much share near-term as expected. The bears have long pointed out that, in the 1990s, when Apple moved from Motorola (MOT) processors to those co-developed by Motorola and IBM (right before the Intel transition, the company co-developed chips with IBM), Apple's market share dropped by more than half, to less than 5%.

An often-quoted distortion, this is.

In 1995, Apple had its best year ever, selling more machines than it ever had before. Unfortunately, Windows 95 came along at the same time and moved so many PCs it flattened Apple's percentage share of the market.

Vista has the potential to have a similar effect, but, somehow, I don't think so this time.

qubex
Feb 16, 2006, 02:52 AM
An often-quoted distortion, this is.
Speak like Yoda, you do.

combatcolin
Feb 16, 2006, 06:16 AM
much confusion with new chips there is.

zed
Feb 16, 2006, 07:20 AM
lol, i did.

:)

shamino
Feb 18, 2006, 03:00 PM
Speak like Yoda, you do.
Must be an HP calculator fan. They can't help but think in RPN.

Fireburst
Feb 20, 2006, 08:39 AM
I think it will be initially quite painfull for Apple but once all the pro software is released in dual binary then things will be much, much better.

Once Adobe releases CS3 (which I am informed will be the first universal binary by my supplier) then that will be the green light for me (and probably many others).

combatcolin
Feb 21, 2006, 06:58 AM
Could always be worse, imagine all those poor sods with Quad G5's...