- May 21, 2007
Considering the newest numbers we've seen, the time has come to once again consider if we want more people using OS X. Post your reasoning along with your vote
By thoughts exactly. I never had a Mac in for repair from 1993 through my Ti. But my PB 1.67 has been in 4 times.A larger market share would be nice if Apple can sort out their quality control.
They seemed to be having trouble getting trouble free machines out the factory door.
thats the key, as apple's current model, the monopoly of apple would be 10X more closed than M$.I think more market share would be a good thing. It would be great if Microsoft lost its monopoly, but I don't want to see apple taking it's place.
I think monopoly is really bad for progress, expecially when the monopolist acts like Microsoft: M$ keeps it's dominant position not with good products but creating closed "standards" incompatible with other platforms.
I don't know...it seems the "Apple" way has always been to keep the OS closely tied to the hardware; it's almost the selling point. I doubt we would see an open OS X (or any number thereafter) even if market share went beyond 30-40%. Although I do like the look and feel of Apple's designs. In the computer industry, they are impossible to match for their beauty and minimalist layout, so for me, I want the Apple hardware with the software.maybe a bigger marketshare will eventually give us an Open OSX?
No kidding. Already had to replace the logic board on my October MacBook Pro. Thank god it was under warrenty. The bill came out to $1500. Why it costs that much to replace a logic board is beyond me.quality control seems to be steadily going down the s***ter
edit: see, bartelby's my man!
Well I sort of wanted written responses to have a good/bad tilt, but the poll to be simple. Although I could have written the poll differently...oh well, too late nowBTW, the poll question doesn't really agree with the thread title. I looked at the thread title and voted "no."
My fault really for reading too quickly. I just saw "Higher Market Share ... Bad?" and punched "no." That's what I get for trying to talk on the phone and read at the same time.Well I sort of wanted written responses to have a good/bad tilt, but the poll to be simple. Although I could have written the poll differently...oh well, too late now