This one might bring up a bit of a conflict, but they dont call me a "pessimist" for nothing. (I just think im a realist) So, with Apple's market share on the rise, and more and more people buying and using the mac operating system I see a takeover of windows by Mac OS X in the far future... Even in the near future, Apple's marketshare for computers will surely reach 20%. This will open up a whole new world for hackers, virus writers and SPYWARE! What I predict will happen is Apple will turn into dell. Yes, that menacing word...DELL! Brings back memories of frustrating Indian technical support, poor customer service, and basically an ordinary indifferent computer which you'll find in every household! One thing that drives apple now is that they are on the bottom. They have to fight to make a reputation for themselves. When they have the marketshare of Dell, they will no longer need to stay extremely competitive with their prices, customer support, and basically, everything else that Dell has failed with! While you may think that OS X is based on flawless, impeccable UNIX, no matter what you do, Virus writers are going to find a way to make our experience on the Mac just like its counterpart, Windows (Awful). You may argue that you need to enter a password to do anything on a mac, but that is irrelevant. We are talking about the IFs and the COULDs. Dont be so naive and say "Oh but apple is God, and they can do anything and stop all evil. Why, they can even end world hunger." Its basically a well known fact that when you start to make money, you get greedy, and you cant stop. What makes you think apple is going to keep on paying the high toll of American technical support when they already have the nuts to do whatever they want and hire inadequate Indians? Apple is driven by Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs is driven by failure. From every biography I've ever read on him and apple, this is the key point that has come out of it. Failure. Geometry lesson; transitive property: Apple is driven by failure. Now, what happens when they succeed? Pixar succeeded, right? yup, and they were bought out by Disney. So...touché with that point, however I still think the quality of apple products would significantly decrease should apple succeed. Comments strongly welcomed.