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Jonathan Davis

So what is so pragmatistic about being Jonathan Davis?

Monday, June 06, 2005

Apple "goes to the dark side"

So Apple has finally made the switch.

Engadget does a great job at blogging the announcement.

So, here's my take on this. No one in their right mind believes that OS-X will run on just any intel based PC, no matter how beautiful that would be. I would love the option to install OS-X on one of my PC's and would buy a copy tomorrow. Also, can you imagine the competition this could create for Microsoft, if people suddenly had a real option for a switch. However, Apple, unlike Microsoft makes money on hardware as well as software, so you can be sure there will be some type of DRM system in-place to make sure OS-X is running on a Mac, and not my spare Dell.

Over the next two years, Apple and all of the Mac developers have a huge task ahead of them, and I imagine it will most likely slow some development plans down, at least for awhile. However, my guess is that in two years, with a complete new arsenal (and lower prices), Apple will truly be ready to make a stong attack on the Microsoft empire.

Which brings up the question: Will Microsoft continue to develop products like Microsoft Office-Mac Edition for such a closely encamped enemy. Maybe it will be a good time for Apple to release a strong competitor to the Office suite.

I've said it for many years and I'll say it again. I'll be happy to switch from Microsoft, just as soon as you show me something better. Apple, may have finally answered my call. I will get all of the power of Linux (which I really do like) and the usability of Mac OS-X.


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