Leopard drubs Vista in corporate satisfaction survey

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    Link: Leopard drubs Vista in corporate satisfaction survey
    Description:: March 26, 2008 (Computerworld) Corporate users of Apple Inc.'s Leopard operating system are more than five times more likely to say that they are "very satisfied" with the OS than business users of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista, a research firm said Wednesday.

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    53% of Leopard users with about 7% of the corporate market as opposed to 40% of XP users with about 75% of the corporate market. Vista isn't widely used just now.

    I'm not convinced MS will be that worried here considering that Apple's corporate share isn't projected to change.
     
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    Yeah, but this is comparing the current OS's. Although MS's XP share won't go away for a while, this shows its latest effort is taking a drubbing.
     
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    Except no-one is migrating from XP yet because it works and they don't have to. Don't get me wrong, but the chance of a large portion of corporate users migrating to OSX is zero. What's far more likely is that they'll stick with XP until either Vista becomes more appealing or Windows 7 comes out.
     
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    True, but they'll move to Vista eventually. They might move to Windows 7, but it'll have to be amazingly better than Vista.

    Personally I think MS's management is rotten, to an extent I hope they screw up Windows 7, as it'll mean they get some new blood at the top.
     
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    I'm wondering when Computerworld became an Apple Fanboy pub. Every single story about Apple it features, truth or not, seems to fawn over the company. What gives?
     
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    Eraserhead:

    I hope they don't screw it up but...

    Oh well. Time will tell.
     
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    I hope they don't screw up. I don't want to see Microsoft die down. Not that I will switch to Windows 7 but if they keep up the copying and not innovating, yes then they are screwing themselves over.
     
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    XP did do pretty well though, 40% isn't bad compared to OS X's 52%. They aren't completely fawning though, they wrote this :p.

    Personally I think the problem with peoples impression of Vista isn't that its worse than XP, its just MS changed a bunch of stuff like the control panel names for no reason.

    Well hmm, it depends whether the current slow and steady decline of the company is good or bad for everyone else.
     
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    Comparing Mac OS X Leopard to Vista...business? Why would they choose that one? It's a known fact that corporations don't just jump on a new OS, especially a Microsoft one. But why Business? How about Home Premium? The most default of all of the versions.
     
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    I'm going to have to disagree. If you have noticed Apple has been making large progress with students recently, and will continue to do so. I believe that as they begin to get jobs, and create jobs they will begin to bring OS X into the workplace. So, maybe OS X isn't being introduced into todays business or work environment (because people are scared of change, much like with the Vista and XP stuff going on right now) Microsoft changed a lot of their stuff, and people who are accustom to XP don't like a LOT of these new Vista features, which is why Vista keeps getting this bad publicity about it. So as time progresses and current students age, OS X will slowly slip it's way into that market.
     
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    that wont be hard
     
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    BongoBanger

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    Sorry, no. There is a massive difference between students as individuals buying computers for their needs and those of corporations buying for their needs.

    It's worth pointing out that Apple has been popular with students for a number of years whilst their corporate market share has remained small, mainly because they're different markets.
     
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    At Warwick Macs have only become really noticeable on campus in the last year. Also on the iPhone Apple *has* got a lot of stuff right (at least with version 2.0) for corporate customers.
     
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    Don't know if I agree with you on that. Business was VERY quick to embrace XP, this just isn't the case with Vista. Perhaps many of us in IT understand why - it took XP a long time to get where it is now and it simply works rather well, I would rather wait until everyone else finds, reports, and ultimately has resolved the bugs that are in Vista.

    Leopard will continue it's slow evolution into the business world, and when everyone realizes that Entourage is no Outlook things will go back to XP and by then perhaps Vista.

    Apple doesn't have a prayer in the business world until there's a solid Outlook client for the Mac. Unless Apple creates a skunkworks project or a stealth company to create one, they just aren't going to penetrate very far into corporate america.
     
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    Which is why Apple have just licensed exchange.
     
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    No, they licensed Active Sync for the iPhone, which gives the iPhone a HUGE corporate push, but does nothing for the desktop application.
     
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    I bet they licensed it for the desktop too ;).
     
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    Very worth while reading in that article ... despite :rolleyes:the headline :p I use it for reference quite a lot.
     
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    What has happened in the past is NOT a certain indication of what will happen in the future. Change truly does happen--slowly or quickly. And the Mac situation today is NOT the same as it has ever been before. Interest from young people was there before, but NOT as much as now. (Some recent commentary pointed out that Linux gained its enterprise foothold when its young developers left school and entered the workforce, bringing their platform preference and trust with them.) And PowerPC Macs vs. XP is a different story from Intel Macs vs. Vista, in a lot of ways.

    So anyone who looks at the past and expects that Microsoft's near-total enterprise dominance and Apple's total absence won't change, is seeing trends by looking at outdated info. A large fraction of corporate users could be on Mac sooner than you think. It's no sure bet--but it's definitely not zero.
     
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    So, appearantly drubs IS a real word. Therefore Leopard "thrashes Vista with a stick"? Seriously, who says that, confused Leopard users wanting to switch to Vista?

    I can't wait for the next poll of meaningless people and numbers to show that George W Bush will most likely be using a Mac at the White House because all the corporate people are using them now.:rolleyes:
     
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    "Drubs" is pretty common, especially in headlines ('cause it's nice and short), and means "to defeat thoroughly" in an informal context.

    --Eric
     
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    Bush is a total  fanboi, has an iPod http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4435639.stm, and uses a Mac . Not sure what corporate users have to do with it…
     
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    True, but that's not the same as desktop based corporate systems. Apple may make some inroads but there are just to many blockers in the form of integration, partnership agreements, freedom of hardware selection, etc to see them go large scale.

    Now if they were to release OSX to third parties...
     

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