“Merrill Lynch said Apple Computer seems a likely candidate to build an entertainment server based on its iPod, iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD and AirPort Express products. ‘If the PC loses out to the game console or entertainment server, there will be winners and losers,’ Merrill Lynch said. It listed IBM, Sony and Apple as potential winners, while Intel, Hewlett-Packard and Dell would be possible losers. ‘Even if successful with Xbox, Microsoft may have more to lose given its PC dominance,’ Merrill Lynch said,” Forbes reports. “The research firm added that it’s premature to know which device will become the centerpiece of the digital family room of the future, saying it doubts that PCs will win because they are too complex and unstable.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if IBM, Apple, and Sony emerged to dominate the digital home and the mediocre Microsofts and Dells of the world were swept away into the dustbin of history? It certainly would be wonderful for the average consumer.