“There has been much talk about the threat that Apple Macintosh computers now pose to Windows PCs – or should we say Windows only PCs. Make no mistake, the talk is well justified, as recent market research shows. However, what hasn’t been talked about as much is the very real threat that Macs now pose to the Windows operating system itself,” Stan Beer writes for iTWire.
“Stories about Apple’s Boot Camp software and vitualization software from US startup Parallels, both of which allows Windows and Mac OSX to coexist on new Mac desktops and notebooks are already sending shivers through the collective spines Windows PC vendors. The new Macs are well priced, well made and now present an attractive alternative to the one dimensional PCs in the marketplace,” Beer writes.
Beer asks, “Who wouldn’t want a computer that could enable you to run all of your legacy applications as well as provide you with access to a bunch of new ones that are easy to use and come preloaded in a package that is comparable in price to the alternatives?”
“The issue for Microsoft is that all of a sudden its users who have bought their first Mac, will be exposed to a new operating system which will enable them to do most of the tasks that they have been doing on Windows. Plus the new operating system will be less susceptible to malware, easy to use and have excellent inbuilt features that home users like…”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Beverly M” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: Mr. Beer sounds like a SteveJack reader.
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