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Windows 7: Is Windows 7 finally halting the Mac migration?

25 Apr 2010   #11
wee

XP/W7/Lucid/Arch
 
 

Funny thing about apple is that they take proprietary even farther then MS. If Mr Jobs, didn't have such a inflated ego, and had made their operating systems, affordable, down-loadable and installed on a standard PC they would probably have a much bigger market share. Because of it's basic design, apple products are out of the box plug and play much more robust and safer. Any OS can be be made safe to use though, it really is the social engineering that people fall for, that is most of where the nasty-ware get picked up from.


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25 Apr 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think it is good that we have choices. Even a hard core Windows fan like me would try out one of those fancy Apple products if they were more reasonably priced. But paying double just for the name is not in the cards.
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26 Apr 2010   #13
Max Peck

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Catbodi View Post
I do not use Apple products I find there computers extremely overpriced for what you actually get. Although I do have an iPod Touch for my Entertainment.
I would not migrate away from the PC platform to a Mac. However, like you, I've got an iPod Touch. Best pocket device I've ever used. I have had a lot of Windows Mobile devices over the years. Enjoyed them all. However, I have to call a spade what it is. The iPod is a better pocket device. It just plain works. Apple may not be able to take down the PC market (nor should they - Windows 7 is excellent) - but in pocket devices they are giving out pink slips.

-Max
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26 Apr 2010   #14
geeve420

Windows 8, Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, Pear Linux Triple Boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think it is good that we have choices. Even a hard core Windows fan like me would try out one of those fancy Apple products if they were more reasonably priced. But paying double just for the name is not in the cards.
I agree with this! I have felt like that for a while now. If I could install OSX on my PC, I would try it in a heart beat. I will not however pay twice as much for a Mac, just because it is a Mac.
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26 Apr 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Perhaps those who are migrating are trying to get a 2 for 1 deal with their Mac Book and a heater. 100 degrees Celcius with an i7 in the aluminum Macbook Pro is a bit warm.

Macbook Pro helps Core i7 hit 100 Degrees - News - PC Authority
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26 Apr 2010   #16
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Perhaps those who are migrating are trying to get a 2 for 1 deal with their Mac Book and a heater. 100 degrees Celcius with an i7 in the aluminum Macbook Pro is a bit warm.

Macbook Pro helps Core i7 hit 100 Degrees - News - PC Authority
Ahh, but they are 'Apple Mac hardware i7's' - not the same inferior i7's found in the PC counterparts, so you know it's okay
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27 Apr 2010   #17
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

I think one of the things overlooked in the latest stats is that Apple when putting out Snow Leopard did not give it backward compatibility. Because of this a large number of Apples iMac and Power Mac (G5) community had to either stay on the older versions of OS X or make the jump to a new system.

For some reason this stat has been overlooked. If I were to guess at a number I would say that at least 30 to 40 percent of the Mac base would have upgraded. Also with the new iMac 27" and 21.5" edition with either the i5 and i7 processors Mac users made the jump to the newer systems. Again, a guess of about 25% could have made this jump.

As a user of the Mac computer system for 23 years now I made the jump to the iMac 27" because my seven year old Power Mac G5 did not support Snow Leopard, hence, the jump. Besides the seven year old system was just that; getting old.
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27 Apr 2010   #18
patrickt

Windows7 beta 7000
 
 

Why would Microsoft care which machine? They sell an operating system and other software. So, I can see absolutely no reason for them to care.

Apple displays in stores are packed? I don't live in the U.S. now but when I've visited that certainly wasn't the case.
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28 Apr 2010   #19
zenbutcher

Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
A surprise however for confirmed Apple users and Mac fanboys is usually when they actually load up and run Windows 7 they quite enjoy it in spite of all those previous horror stories they've heard about Windows OS'es in the past.
(raises hand) That's totally me. My old Powerbook G4 died, and I needed a home computer. I bought a netbook because that's what finances allowed for the time being. I had planned to load OS X (Hackintosh), but then a funny thing happened: after using it for only a short while, I actually liked Windows 7 [Starter, stop snickering ]. In fact, I liked it a lot. So it's staying on the machine.
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28 Apr 2010   #20
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
I agree with the first assumption, that people aren't likely to buy Apple computers at the moment because they are just too expensive compared to a Windows platform with the same hardware.
Have you walked past an Apple display at a store like Best Buy or the Apple store itself in the mall? These places are all packed out. Lots of people see the price premium and are convinced it costs more because it's better. The Apple marketing machine has worked wonderfully. But I don't think of the people in these stores that many are saying, "Well, Windows 7 is much nicer than Vista...so maybe the MAC isn't for me".


I honestly don't think the majority of the consumers see the hardware as being the same as a PC.
This is the funny part. My friend who loves Apple knows nothing more then what Apple marketing has told him.

He says that Apple's quality is sooooooo much better then any other company's laptop and that alone makes it worth the price. I just do an LOL and say yeah.... Funny how can the same Nvidia video cards, same Intel CPU's, same brand of Harddrive you can find on many other laptops "higher quality"? Only real difference between a Windows laptop and an Apple laptop is the look of the shell and the OS.

But leave it up to Apple's marketing to change the way the average customer thinks and making it sound way better then it really is. Bose does the same thing.
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