How Apple can dominate market share for the OS

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  1. wPod macrumors 68000

    wPod

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    A friend showed me this article, from Paul Thurrott, a total windows supporter.

    http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_editions.asp

    The article describes all of the different editions of Windows Vista, and all the things each edition is capable of. A total of about 9 different versions, I think, its all a bit confusing (but hey, its windows!!).

    I think the article can be summed up with this quote:
    So, in conclusion, for Apple to dominate market share for operating systems, all they need to do is release a single version of OS X for x86. . . and people will switch because its more simple, secure and powerful than any of the dozens of Vista versions that will be offered!
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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    not as simple as it seems, since they would have to buy a Mac
     
  3. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    I think he meant if Apple decided to release a PC-compatible OS X on x86. Which most likely won't happen, at least for a long time.
     
  4. qzak macrumors 6502

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    still, not as easy as it seems. people who have never used OS X and those who don't even know what it is will simply look at the sales guy and say something like "just give me Windows, I don't care which one, as long as I can get online and check my email!".
     
  5. wPod thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah, thats what i was going for OSX for ANY x86

    yeah, there are still people who run windows 95. . . but think about it, im sure there are many people with iPods who would like to give OS X a try, but dont want to fork out for the new apple hardware, and would rather just install it on whatever dull they have back at home. i know for a fact the IT dept i work in would switch everything to OSX if it could go on any x86 machine. . . . but we just dont have enough money to buy all new hardware!
     

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