Jfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1267 times:
Just not enough software... Its really as simple as that... The only field in which they have really accelerated is in schools, because they used to sell them cheap, but thats ending, and the media, which they are becoming more dominant in...
Cha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 788 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1247 times:
Jetservice - I like your response.
If you mean how come there aren't many models out there...it was the many models that almost killed Apple as a company. The company was re-organized under Steve Jobs and when the iMac hit the street and the models were streamlined, the company started to make more money. Now, Apple's biggest hit is the iPod.
If you mean how come they hold such a small percentage of the market... would you rather drive a Ford Taurus or a Mercedes E320? They both hold 5 people, both have 6 cylinder engines, and both can get you from point A to point B. It's all about potential lifetime problems, security, and reliability that you would buy a Mercedes (or Apple) over the Ford (or Dell, IBM, Gateway, Compaq...take your pick). How many viruses or trojans have you heard of involving the mac os?
People used to have fits over the fact that in the mid-90's Apple only had 5-7% of the marketshare. Mercedes and BMW have about 2% marketshare in the US...not bad, huh?
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Arrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2676 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
Don't knock it -- I've never had a worm/virus on my Mac and I need very little in the way of security to keep it clean. If the market share ever creeps up to, say, 25% -- hackers will decide its worth paying attention and we'll be in trouble.
I've used both Mac and PC/Windows extensively, and I avoid Windows like the plague.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
Mdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1207 times:
The problem with Mac in the mid 90s were that they were TOO user friendly. I remember MacOS that time was not very fast, and whenever something went wrong, I never had any idea what it was and how I could fix it. In that way, PCs were easier.
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N6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1183 times:
Apple caused its own problem. By refusing to allow Mac clones back in the 80's and 90's the price for a Mac remainded high. The law of supply and demand worked like it always does and the demand for such and expensive computer just never materialized. As more and more people bought PC, software developers wrote more programs for the PC than for the Mac. Over time the PC share of the market grew to where the Mac is a footnote in the tech world.
Gigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
The major problem was always Mac OS 9. It got passed by Windows, and never caught up.
Now that Mac OS X is the standard, the application support for it rivals Windows, and the security and stability for it surpass Windows, corporate buyers are starting to look to it as a virus-free alternative to their billion dollar Windows problem.