craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Oct 31 01:56:47 UTC 2007
On Tue, 2007-10-30 at 13:22 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> >>>> The relevance is that the Linux faithful like to regurgitate the lines
> >>>> about how stable interfaces and binary drivers can't work when in fact
> >>>> they work just fine and the majority of the world runs on them taking
> >>>> advantage of the vendor's expertise and desire for a competitive
> >>>> advantage. Just a reality check...
> >>> They do?
> >> http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp puts Linux at 3%.
> >> Somewhere I thought I saw that current sales were around 8% Mac compared
> >> to the overall 3.8% though.
> > ----
> > those numbers just don't look right. I refuse to believe that Win98 is
> > and has been under 1% and Vista is so small.
> Vista has not been well accepted at the enterprise level. Something
> about changing driver interfaces, perhaps... Microsoft has been forced
> to extend their support for XP and Dell continues to offer it.
> > As for Macintosh sales being 8%, I haven't seen any such report...that
> > would be a significant increase.
> It is significant. They are up 34% this quarter from a year ago with the
> PC market only growing at about 15%
> And with Leopard they are officially Posix compliant and UNIX 03
> registered. And they have dtrace.
34% increase in Apple bluster. Article was about iPhones/iPods
Nothing there suggested any Apple percentage of total desktop sales
I wonder how much device driver breakage there is with Leopard. ;-) In
fact, I have not considered any Apple OSX to be what I would call a
stable environment, I actually refer to it as permanent beta.
Not to mention the Apple Tax so you can pay for an OS when you already
have an OS.
Finally, I got my mailing from Tidbits and it seems that all is
definitely not rosy with Leopard
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