oh that's got to be sweet news. That commercial of PC users upgrading to Macs instead of Win7 might be spot on !!
Gartner's VP of research, Michael Silver, believes that -- in a hypothetical organization with 2,500 Windows users -- the cost of upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 will run $1,035 to $1,930 per user. Silver's cost estimate of migrating from Vista is a fraction of that number: from $339 to $510.
close fight but I don't think we'll see any upgrade to Win7 until 2012 or later... whereas I bet OS 10.7 will emerge late next year or early 2011.... Apple seems to upgrade their system about 2 times for every new MS OS. You can bet that since SL was all functionality, the next upgrade will most likely have some dazzling new features and tools.
"I could push things even further and point to today's "PC vs. Mac deathmatch: Snow Leopard beats Windows 7" as evidence that the Mac will eventually become the default corporate desktop."
That would be a major, major coup for Apple! But, it makes me think that the MacOS would then become the target of all those viruses and mal/spy/etc ware, and that is not something I wish for. I kind of enjoy the security of the 'underdog' OS.
I think Apple sweet spot would be around 20% market share - strong enough to keep innovations coming and still not be the top target for hackers
iPod should be 90% and whose gonna hack that ?
iPhone should hover around 60% , after all it is already been attacked by hackers at 23%
iTunes should be at 95%
App Store 80% = Apple built apps
Apple TV - is a dead dog - I mean that is muddy waters - Apple should come up with a TV thats wireless syncs with anything and play any game from any vendor -> You should see what I got in my living room , try and hook all those up to a TV , well wide screen .
Mobil.Me should be more wide spread like maybe 40% - seems to me Apple is slow on this future of could base initiative --> Maybe combine iPhone with a Vonage kind of service ?
Lets look at what MS has to sell ?
Win7 Xbox Zune Mobile apps and OS Renewing licensing fees <-- MS biggie , IMO
Can we officially give up on this idea that the only reason the Macintosh operating system has no viruses is that it is the small market share?
Five years ago that might have held water but now the Mac OSX is a very popular operating system. Any hacker who could actually get something out there would do it.
They cannot because OSX is much less vulnerable. That is the reason the OS is clean. Not market share.
I will agree that the "market share" going over 20% might not be a good thing but it is the egg coming before the chicken. If it went past 20% then the Mac would be changing into a boring corporate computer. If that happens it is likely that Apple can produce both a boring corporate OS as well as the system we want.
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