“When Apple lets slip the leash on Leopard this Friday, its predatory instincts will be trained on Microsoft and Steve Ballmer’s blood will be scented in the twitching nostrils of its, er, operating system,” Martin Veitch writes for The Inquirer.
“Yes, I know, but as well as tempting hacks the world over with the possibility of untold numbers of rubbishy metaphors and similes, Leopard is Apple’s best chance in a decade and a half at clawing back (oh bloody hell, it’s happening again) market share in the dull but fantastically lucrative world of fluorescent lighting, datacentres and systems ordered by the fleet. In short, the corporate client computing world,” Veitch writes.
“It’s well established that the Ipod and Iphone have created a halo effect on Apple’s desktop and notebook business, both of which are growing at wonderful rates. Most of these sales have been to consumers but Apple has half a chance of converting IT shops too,” Veitch writes.
“The old wisdom is that Microsoft has deep hooks into business and these can never be severed because of dependency on legacy software, systems, skills and processes. That’s true up to a point but the times are changing,” Veitch writes.
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “IT-git” for the heads up.]