While I was writing my thread on our feelings about the beast from Redmond, this idea occured to me. Why did Microsoft win? When I was in College in the early 1990's, everyone used macs. Our computing center was about 20:1 macC ratio. (I know beacuse I was one of the few scholastic PC users back in the "C:win" days). The world seemed safe for Apple. Then, I lived in the third world for a couple years and when I returned, the week Windows 95 was released, you couldn't find a mac to save your life. I walk past the same computing center on alumni weekend, and it's all PC. I do believe Apple is making some inroads recently, but it's a long, long way back to the top. How did this happen? Did Apple drop the ball or did MS have the right positioning all along. Was it price (I doubt it. All computers, PC and Mac were several thousand dollars until recently)? Innovation? Did the PC makers just flood the market? Did Apple wait too long to allow clones? Was it inevitable? I'd apprecaite everyone's thoughts.