BusinessWeek poll: Will you buy an Apple Mac due to Microsoft Windows Vista delay?

BusinessWeek is currently running an online poll:

Will Microsoft’s decision to delay the next version of the Windows operating system change your PC purchase plans?

• Yes. I was hoping to upgrade before the holidays, and now I’ll have to wait till 2007 (current results: 12.2%)
• No. If Vista isn’t ready by the time I buy, so be it. I’ll expect a free upgrade when it’s available (14.9%)
• I wasn’t planning to buy a new computer any time soon (22.9%)
• I do intend to buy a new computer — an Apple (48.2%)
• Not sure (1.8%)

There are 342 total votes so far. Vote here.

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  1. Call me a spoil sport, even if it is fun to speculate. But worldwide computer sales for 2005 were something like 200,000,000, with the so-called holiday sales representing about 30%, or 60,000,000. Do you really think 58% of those people, or roughly 35,000,000 people, are going to completely, totally change their computing comfort zone, simply because there’s a couple of months delay in Vista?

    As an Apple user, I’d say those people would be far better off if they did, but it’s not going to happen.

  2. It was at 48% for buying a Macac several hours before the story ran on MDN.

    What doubters and sceptics there are. You only have to read the tone of the press everywhere to see that Apple is being touted as the next big thing. This is just ONE more.

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