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Windows 7: Mac users have the same problems

24 Apr 2012   #21

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

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I think Apple would make a lot more money if they let anybody run Mac OSX
whether it were on a PC or a Mac or a vm.
That would be an interesting proposition. If I recall right, Snow Leopard sold for $29.95 at BestBuy.
Right now, they aren't selling that much, but if they made a PC platform copy for maybe 60 bucks, that OS would be selling like hotcakes.
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Didn't work the first time around.

You have to remember that for every Mac you buy Apple gets $1,000 plus. for every copy of Snow Leopard, $30. Apple would have to increase their marketshare 33-fold just to roll in the same amount of profit.
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25 Apr 2012   #22

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Windows 7 x64

My real problem with Mac (other than that the os makes absolutely no sense to me)
Is the complete lack of open source materials.
...and when someone does make something apple attacks them in the most vicious way they legally can.
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25 Apr 2012   #23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
I think Apple would make a lot more money if they let anybody run Mac OSX whether it were on a PC or a Mac or a vm.
The problem here would be that without having very specific and tightly controlled hardware, the OS wouldn't remain as stable and it would lose some of it's, "it just works" fluff.

Apple doesn't need to make a lot more money. They would rather have their product retain it's appeal.

With respect to costs of "snow-leopard" and the fact that's it's usually like $29.99...keep in mind that
1). Going from leopard to snow-leopard is like going form Win7 to Win7 SP1.
2). This $29.99 OS really only runs on their hardware. And you pay more for the hardware.
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