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Authored by: RideMan on Feb 27, '03 05:43:07PM

You got it BACKWARDS.

Apple should not even consider building machines to pander to Microsoft's dominance of the computing industry. How could that possibly help? Apple would end up building machines not significantly different from all the other beige boxes out there.

What would make more sense would be for Apple to try and capitalize on Microsoft's latest attempts to alienate their core customer base. Get aggressive. Present themselves as a viable alternative to Microsoft. The way to do that isn't through Apple's technically-more advanced hardware. It's too expensive. There is no way Apple can compete with the beige boxes. But what if you could run OS-X on your beige box? Microsoft is making a concerted effort to get all those businesses who have adequate PCs running Windows '98 and Windows 2000 to convert to Windows XP. If companies are being pushed to upgrade and throw out all their old software anyway, why not give them an alternative: Give them an opportunity to upgrade to OS-X instead.

--Dave Althoff, ][.

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