God! Please let Apple take over the desktop!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ooartist, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. ooartist macrumors member

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    I am a recent Wintel convert and I have to say I LOVE MAC!
    I have been for the past 4 days soak'n in OS X and learning
    the feel and ways of using the OS. Mac truely is user friendly.
    I have to say there is no way a Winblozes user would ever
    go back if they only took the time to learn the OS. Apple has
    got something here. Micro$oft needs to just pack it up and use
    their billions to get into some other industry (game consoles)
    cause if OS X ever gets ported (IMHO it'll never happen) bye bye
    market share.

    BTW, I love the hardware too! Mmmm, clear plastic polished edges.

    MAC ROCKS!

    ooartist
     
  2. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Welcome to the fold... It is good to see yet another window$ convert coming to the better side.

    Now you can see why so many people that own Mac systems use them for years and years and years before getting a new one (unless they are fortunate to have the spare $$). Hell, my landlord is still using a 7100/66 (built back in 1994). How many peecee's from that time frame are still in active service????

    'nuf said :D
     
  3. arn macrumors god

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    Yep... congrats on your switch... :)

    That being said... I'm not sure if it would be all good if Apple were to become the dominant platform.

    Personally, I think hitting 25-35% would be about perfect....

    arn
     
  4. Hlau macrumors member

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    I agree arn, something like 25% is the maximum I would wish the Mac to have. It has to be a niche. If everyone has a Mac, it will not be unique.
     
  5. arn macrumors god

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    well - not just that...

    Apple's always got a bit of pressure on their backs because they are fighting for every sale.... that's why we get the iMac and iPhoto and iMovie...

    once that incentive is gone, I feel innovation might stagnate a bit.

    arn
     
  6. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Very true. Apple would simply lose its magic if it got too big. That's half the fun of being a Mac user... we know we have something superior here and we're all the smarter for it. :D

    Like an elite group.
     
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  8. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    I think 30% market share for the mac would be perfect. Instead of seeing the mac dominant I would like to see a 3-way split between Mac,Windows and Linux.A 3-way split would be great, Apple would be very prosperous, M$FT would be a lot more restricted and Linux could put the heat on windows. Everyone would win except for Gates.
     
  9. Hlau macrumors member

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    Like the games consoles?

    So what we really want is something like the games consoles, where there is a split between MS, Sony and Nintendo. Apple will be like Nintendo, with its own niche market and producing quality stuff and has a loyal fan base. I'm glad Apple never got to be dominant, they would be even more arrogant that MS. We always love the underdogs.
     

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