2018-09-10 22.22.21

The problem was that Microsoft wasn’t selling Windows to Mac users (professional graphic designers and customers seeking a glossy, fun desktop experience on their premium-priced computers); it was supposed to be selling Windows to frumpy PC makers with no interest in flare, no appreciation for aesthetics, and really no desire to do anything but poop…

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Simply put, the iPhone is the first truly ‘personal’ computer; more personal to its owners than the PC ever was. Talk to iPhone owners (not to mention, the 20M iPod Touch owners), and this truth bubbles to the top again and again. iPhone, the ‘Personal’ Computer - Future of the Mobile Web - O’Reilly Broadcast

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Why Windows 7 isn’t competing with Mac OS X Snow Leopard — RoughlyDrafted Magazine

http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2009/08/26/why-windows-7-isnt-competing-with-ma... Microsoft is not anything like Apple. Microsoft almost exclusively licenses its Windows software to PC makers, which are then pitted against each other to sell commodity hardware to consumers. Apple sells a unique, integrated product directly to consumers. In many other market segments however, Macs (and Linux) have both found conformable niches where they…

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Next time I encounter a Microsoft executive tsk-tsking about the onerous “Apple Tax” imposed by a Mac’s needless glitz, I’m tempted to ask him what car he drives—and whether he chose the model with the cloth seats and hand-cranked windows, or one with a few creature comforts. Eight Reasons Your Next Computer Should Be a…

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