“As many of you are aware, I think Windows Vista is a blunder. And with its annoying UAC system and horrifically slow operation, it won’t take long before the majority of home users agree with me. If the recent figures showing Mac OS X is already gaining market share is any indication of the future, look for Leopard to outsell Vista by a staggering margin,” Don Reisinger blogs for CNET.
“Simply put, Mac OS X Leopard is one of the most significant operating system achievements we have witnessed in years. Not only does it add functionality that Microsoft could only have dreamed of, it does so in a snappy environment that doesn’t annoy you with pop-ups asking for permission or all of those security threats we have come to know (and hate) in Windows,” Reisinger blogs.
“Unfortunately for Microsoft, the cards have been dealt and the future of the operating system market is beyond its control. Vista–its workhorse for the next three to five years–is the only thing standing between Microsoft’s command of the operating system market and Apple. But unfortunately for Microsoft, Leopard is a superior product on a ‘cool’ computer,” Reisinger blogs.
“With the release of the iPhone and its subsequent success, Apple has enjoyed record-setting profits, a significant increase in Mac market share, and continued success in the PMP market. Simply put, Apple is easily the most favored company in the industry. And while Leopard is more of an evolutionary jump than a revolutionary jump, it’s enough of a change to justify its purchase,” Reisinger blogs.
“Leopard was released at the right time. With Apple dominating headlines and becoming a company in vogue, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Mac sales jump far beyond expectations in the coming months. And once that happens, Leopard will start its rise and take a significant share away from Microsoft,” Reisinger blogs. “Believe what you will, but with sluggish sales and an outright condemnation on the part of retailers worldwide, Microsoft is in trouble.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If Microsoft isn’t embarrassed by now, they’ll never be. Regardless of their shamelessness, all derivative schlockmeisters are destined to eventually meet that bitch named Karma.