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5 reasons Mac will overtake Windows in the home by 2012.


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Very interesting read.. Do you think its possible? I do but I don't think 2012 is realistic.

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The article has couple of interesting points but overall it is not convincing enough.

I personally prefer to be in the minority having to tackle less viruses (less attention of the bad guys) and enjoy a quality product rather than seeing everybody walk around with Macs. (well, Its just me)
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The article has couple of interesting points but overall it is not convincing enough.

I personally prefer to be in the minority having to tackle less viruses (less attention of the bad guys) and enjoy a quality product rather than seeing everybody around you walk with a Mac. (Its just me)
I agree 100%. On the other hand it would be really nice to see more people with Mac's and more success for Apple.


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I agree with both of the above, probably more novicew. I like being part of an exclusive club of intelligent, friendly folk.

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more mac users = a virus 2 be made as it will effect enough people
i like being a minority with a mac, all the windows users look @ u in envy
but i would like to see apple dominate the computer market

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No, I don't believe it. It would be nice if Mac does overtake Windows, but I don't see it, and the referenced post doesn't convince me otherwise. Here are some ideas I have on the various points.

1. Market share. MS has just obsoleted their product line by the release of Vista and Office 2007. Most everyone runs Windows and Office, so they will upgrade through equipment replacement at worst. Mac Office will not have Visual Basic, so it's by definition incompatible to some degree with the PC side. Given that VB is a key ingredient of Excel, this will be a show stopper for some. My guess is that in about a year the PC market will get stronger again as machines get replaced, and PC users will take what is sold them. I don't see a mass migration to Apple.

2. MP3 players. Irrelevant to the argument.

3. Windows Vista. Almost all of the copies of Vista that will be sold will be as OEM installations on new machines. Few Windows users will actually "upgrade" by installing retail Vista on their PCs, whether for business or home. Cost of Vista will be unapparent to consumers of new machines, as it has been with other versions of Windows. OEMs don't pay or charge the prices of the full retail versions.

As an example, a low end new Dell Dimension PC with Vista is priced at $359. Configuration notwithstanding (lack of monitor, for instance), the price of retail licenses of Vista is irrelevant.

4. Usability. To most Windows users, "I need to use ____" is usability. They'll tolerate instability, lack of security, viruses, et al, as long as they can use their specific apps. In this case, tolerance for Windows is inversely proportional to adaptability of the user. A less adapable Windows user will be more tolerable of buggy software and hardware.

5. Bloggers. Irrelevant to the argument.

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