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For six years, the Internet Nexus served as my technology blog, but I've since started blogging at the SuperSite Blog instead. If you're looking for the blog, please head there. --Paul
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Apple CFO: Vista No ThreatCRN:
Apple's CFO says he doesn't view Microsoft's rival Vista operating system as a threat to the forthcoming Leopard version of the Mac OS.Interesting. I suppose for Vista to be considered a threat, it would have to cause Microsoft to gain OS market share at Apple's expense (i.e. Apple's market share would have to fall). There are indications that the Mac's market share is rising, so his comments actually make some sense.
However, I'd argue that Vista is quite obviously a threat to Apple because it further closes the gap between Windows and OS X in the eyes of the world (and, in reality, Vista exceeds OS X in many areas). And one might make the argument that Vista is good enough to cause some Mac users to switch back to Windows. Parallels helps to counteract that effect.
Finally, no one actually knows "what" Leopard is all about at this time. And when Apple finally does reveal its secretive new OS, we can start comparing anew. Like most people reading this, I'm eager to see what happens.Permalink ]