are macs cheaper to run?


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Dec 14, 2001
Tiger Bay
it would appear that gartner, the company that did the recent research into the mac/pc costs are not happy with the result they came up with. apple australia paid gartner to research the overall costs of the mac and pc labs at melbourne university. as we all know the gartner research showed the macs are 36% cheaper to run. it seems that gartner were happy to take the money for doing the research but expected that the results never be released. the results were released and gartner have had a huge spit about it. so big, apple australia have fired the corporate affairs manager. so what is going on? do gartner do paid research and create a result to suit the client? or do gartner want to keep the whole thing quiet so as to not upset their other clients ( pc companies)? and wtf are apple au. doing firing employees? here is a link to a story about the research,7204,4558411^15423^^nbv^15309,00.htmlh
and if you scroll to the bottom of this link you'll see the latest on the incident,7204,4602132^15423^^nbv^15309,00.html


macrumors 601
Mar 12, 2002
BrisVegas, Australia
i reckon they did some dodgy surveys or whatever thinking that it wasn't supposed to be public. and now it is public - they're busted. you'd be pretty upset as well.


macrumors member
Apr 9, 2002
I actually read an article about this on news board somewhere, and I don't think it is as bad as it sounds. From what I read, the report was release without authorization from Gartner, which is VERY different that Apple asking and Gartner saying no. Companies like apple and Gartner has VERY strict non-comptete and non-disclosure agreements, and violation of something like this is definitely an offense big enough for termination.

I will see if I can find the article I read about this...
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