“Apple Inc.’s CFO yesterday said Windows Vista is no threat to Mac OS X 10.5 ‘Leopard’ and argued that the steep hardware requirements of Microsoft’s new operating system will give Leopard an opportunity to step in and grab more market share,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.
Keizer reports, “Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference in San Francisco, Peter Oppenheimer added that if history is any indicator, Apple would see a bump in revenue the quarter that Leopard — Apple’s name for Mac OS X 10.5 — is released. When asked to give a more specific ship date for Leopard, however, Oppenheimer declined, repeating only what Apple has said for months: ‘This spring.'”
Keizer reports, “As for how Leopard will stack up against Vista, Oppenheimer wasn’t shy: ‘We believe we have the superior OS on the market today, and [this] release will only extend that. With the features and functionally and stability and security of Mac OS X, I don’t really see Vista as a threat.'”
“Perhaps keying off one of the television ads currently in rotation, Oppenheimer took a shot at Vista’s hardware demands. ‘Since the hardware requirements for Vista require much of the installed base to buy a new PC, it gives [the] Mac an opportunity to be considered,’ he said,” Keizer reports.
Full article here.
Of course, Vista is no threat to Leopard. Or Tiger. Or Panther. Or Jaguar…
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