Halo effect- Steve Jobs is having another go at the mass mar...

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    "So Mr Gates could come from behind yet again."

    He repeats what so many have said... that Mac was once the top desktop computer, and underdog Microsoft managed to topple it. So maybe the same will happen to Apple this time too!

    Ummm... when was Microsoft and DOS the underdog compared to a dominant Apple Mac?

    This situation is the REVERSE of 1984. PCs were the big platform back then... but this time, with music, it's Apple's product.
  3. winmacguy macrumors 68020


    Nov 8, 2003
    New Zealand
    Every body keeps talking about Apples "Expensive computers" and Dell or Gate ways "cheaper ones". That was the only bit I disagreed with in the article
  4. 24C macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2004
    Exactly, but they don't notice they have been getting cheaper and quite competitive in a quality brand to brand runout, nor do they notice the plusses that come as standard.

    Oh slightly off topic...and they keep talking about a locked in iPod...like you can't burn CDs from other music store purchases and add them!
  5. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Cape Breton Island
    The thing is though, is that I found he at least pointed out that Apple is playing the same game a little different by liscencing iTunes to Windows, and make the HP iPod. These factors over time will help iTunes compete with Janus (BTW I find Janus to be such an evil name, figures Microsoft picked it)

    You know that's such a good point, CD's are soo cheap now, and plus, it sort of has a dual use, which is that you are also backing up your purchased music (though in a rather spacious manner).
  6. Belly-laughs macrumors 6502a


    Jun 8, 2003
    you wish
    I had a gym teacher called Janus…

    I like the way the author pictures Jobs as the rock star with his own show, especially compared to other industry big boys that has to fight for attention in Vegas.
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    The Apple II+ was used in a lot of companies since VisiCalc (the first electronic spreadsheet) became available in 1979. At that point in time, MS sold its BASIC interpreter and CP/M cards for Apple II machines, which featured, tada!, their BASIC interpreter.

    So yes, MS came from behind with IBM's help and wiped out both Apple and Digital Research's CP/M. Gary Kildall was flying his plane, though. <shakes head, hears rattle>

    In late 1990, when Windows 3.0 was released, MS really pushed out the GUI competitors too. That's when Apple legal filed the lawsuit about the overlapping windows breaching the agreement. It didn't take long for it and version 3.1 to gain significant ground.
  8. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I realize that the Apple II had a lot of success in the early days, but it still wasn't dominant like the iPod. And more to the point, these people aren't talking about the Apple II or Apple computers in general, they are talking about how the MACINTOSH lost to Microsoft. That's just nothing to do with the iPod vs. Microsoft.
  9. painimies macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2002
    "So Mr Gates could come from behind yet again."


    ...sorry for the spam.

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