Apple's OS Edge Is a Threat to Microsoft

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Seems the author has confused Spaces with Boot Camp.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2007
    Disturbing how the writer seems to have little idea what he is observing and describing. He describes switching Spaces using keystrokes so he must be talking about virtualization using Parallels or VMWare. He compares the size of Vista with the size of the Mach kernel. He does grasp the significance of Mac OS X portability to multiple architecture and the role of iPhone in pushing the Mac platform into business, etc.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    Well, I'm not sure how realistic the article is, but I love the idea. It'd be easy to think, when reading that article, that Apple have no issues with their hardware or software and that Microsoft have no software that works well. However, the notion of the OS X model of a modern operating system versus the Windows model of a 1980's approach sits well with me. But then I already converted my business to Apple, so perhaps that's why.
  5. macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    Good article in the end, but the beginning was confusing as hell
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2006
    It isn't so much the 1980's approach as it is Microsoft's business model. They sell to IT departments of large corporations, not end users. IT then influences the buying habits of end users either directly through corporate purchase requirements or indirectly through the users desire to be "compatible" with their work machine. IT has a natural preference for systems that preserve IT's status in corporate pecking orders. That means that the more other departments have needed IT, the better.

    All that is changing though, as more people see iPods, iPhones, and especially Macs that can run Windows. As computing becomes more web based, IT loses its some of its control (can't stop the iPhone!) and even becomes more Apple friendly in some cases. Microsoft is losing its biggest ally.
  7. macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2005
    Hampton Roads, Virginia
  8. macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    Feb 4, 2007
    CANADA? eh?
    microsoft sucks

    and apple will rule eventually
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2007
    Spokane, WA
    He also said that the MacBook has a multitouch trackpad. I wish it did.:(
  10. macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2008
    Eugene, OR
    There was a good article written in Forbes a while back that described Apple's desire to control all forms of media in our lives, using the integration possibilities of phone, video, music, etc. As much as I hate one company dictating what I buy, the seamlessness of their devices makes it hard to leave the "cult". Working in the business community, it is easy to see how companies could benefit from their biome that they are creating. With the opening of the iphone for legit 3rd party software and support for exchange, and assuming they integrate 3g and gps in the 2nd version, it would be difficult for me to leave this comfy bubble I now live in :rolleyes:
  11. macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    the Macbook Air does.

    that article wasn't too bad. wasn't the best either i guess. i understood what he was trying to say though. i think it will take longer though for Apple to get way up there in market share. we'll see
  12. macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2007
    Barrowford, UK
    And so does the MacBook Pro :D
  13. macrumors 68020


    Apr 23, 2006
    What feels like the middle of nowhere
    It isnt written that great and yes, there is some confusion in products/functions. It looks and reads more like a bunch of thoughts that were in their head at that time.

    Oh well, nicely ended though
  14. macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2003

    It makes sense. OS X is in one Space and Windows (via Parallels or Fusion) is in another. It works great.
  15. macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    I don't think this is the end of MS's control of the market, I do think MS will need to begin to really improve their products to slow their lose of market share(which I think will happen, MS control how much they can keep)

    Linux is a good server grade solution now, and Mac OS X is a good desktop/laptop solution.(Linux is usable here as well) And ultraportable can use Linux very well too.

    MS can put up a fight in all those markets, but their going to lose some marketshare, as Google push Linux, Apple pushes Mac OS X
  16. macrumors 65816

    Santa Rosa

    Aug 22, 2007
    A well controlled environment, with software that is designed to run only on specific hardware. Apple is nothing more than that and thats how its so good.

    That is something Microsoft will never have, well not for a very long time at least if that somehow ever happens hence they are gradually crippling themselves.

    Its not rocket sience.

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