Apple need not rush Mac OS X Leopard to market; Tiger already superior to Windows Vista

Apple Store“Do Vista’s problems represent a narrow opening of opportunity for Apple to pounce? Hardly. Apple has been working to advance Mac sales from multiple angles for years, and Microsoft has been regularly offering tepid products that present similar windows of opportunity,” Daniel Eran writes for RoughlyDrafted,

“Last years’ release of Tiger for Intel, a nearly invisible accomplishment, helped to double Mac sales over the numbers sold just two years ago. Apple continues to outmatch the growth of PC makers by a large margin, and the growth of Mac sales is now even outpacing iPod growth year over year,” Eran writes.

“While many Mac users are holding their breath for Leopard, there are not shocking limitations in Tiger that the competition is putting to shame and which demand desperate solutions,” Eran writes.

“Additionally, Vista isn’t just a simple rival to Mac OS X, but rather competes against the Mac product as a whole. Apple’s current Macs running Tiger not only offer a strong alternative to Vista PCs, but can even run Windows for the users who have a need for that,” Eran writes.

Eran writes, “Microsoft simply doesn’t compete directly against the Mac. Instead, it is left sitting on the sidelines cheering on Dell and HP, both of which have been outpaced in growth by Apple.”

“The idea that Apple needs to rush to release Leopard in order to have something to position against Vista is simply a fallacy. It would be a mistake for Apple to push out Leopard early and gain the reputation of putting unfinished products in the hands of customers,” Eran writes.

Eran writes, “While I’d like to have Leopard running on my Mac, I’d rather have a frustration free experience with Tiger now and look forward to a solid release of Leopard later in the year…”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “RadDoc” and “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]

55 Comments

  1. “Thanks for admitting you have nothing to back up your worthless opinion.”

    Except anything Eran’s ever written backs up my statements.

    As I said, that’s enough evidence in itself. If you read his stuff and think it’s “insightful” then you’re terminally stupid. Given there’s nothing I can do to change your IQ level, I can’t think what I could do to convince you.

    Back to what I said, he’s an idiot savant without the savant part.

  2. EranSucks

    Except anything Eran’s ever written backs up my statements.

    Great Googly Moogly you are a schmuck.

    This is how it works. When you are asked to back up your claims, that means providing examples. It does not mean “repeat erroneous claim ad nauseum”. Because by doing so, you clearly illustrate you have no factual basis for your claim, and nothing intelligent to say with respect to Eran’s articles.

  3. ” clearly illustrate you have no factual basis for your claim.”

    Except anything Eran’s ever written backs up my statements.

    Just how dumb are you? Read his stuff. If you conclude from that he’s balanced and objective, not some frothing at the mouth rabid Apple fanboy then as I said, you are truly dumb.

    Are you actually Daniel Eran trying to defend your pathetic postings?

  4. EranSucks

    ” clearly illustrate you have no factual basis for your claim.”

    Except anything Eran’s ever written backs up my statements.

    Round and round you go, where you stop I already know.

    Are you actually Daniel Eran trying to defend your pathetic postings?

    And there we go. Unable to comply with the request to back up your POV, you repeat it endlessly, refer to it as if it was established fact, denigrate anyone who does not agree with you and finally, accuse me of being someone other than His Shadow, MacDailyNews Forum participant, even going so far as to claim I am the actual object of your derision in disguise.

    Bravo. You are a fully realised troll. Fly, be free…

  5. “Unable to comply with the request to back up your POV,”

    Read his stuff. If you conclude from that he’s balanced and objective, not some frothing at the mouth rabid Apple fanboy then as I said, you are truly dumb.

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