Originally Posted by Jayhawk
They wouldn't go to a mac because there are virtually no applications written for it because of apple's insane proprietary mania! The only really functional applications for apples are written by Microsoft, and a hand full of other developers.
That's so ignorant that it doesn't even merit a response. Stop talking out of your ass.
Originally Posted by Jayhawk
I get my information from real IT professionals and market analysts. Plus my own experiences tell me all I really need to know!
Are you really saying that Microsoft "...can't compete on the merits of their offerings."??? That is nuts! I understand my decisions very well, and resent your suggestion that I don't. As I said above, I plan to go to Vista as soon as SP1 is available, since I know there are always minor tweaks that need to be made to anything as complex as that. My decision has nothing to do w/ market share, though that is very revealing as a key indicator of quality, ease of use, and a host of other things. And how can you possibly say that "...Vista is behind virtually everyone in this regard."? Have you even seen the data?
Yes, I'm saying Microsoft can't compete on the merits of it's offerings. I know you will find this impossible to understand because you lack the background & experience necessary - namely, deploying & supporting enterprise IT solutions. Don't worry though, there's enough idiots in IT to ensure your MSFT stock won't tank any time soon.
Now then, I think a better question is whether or not YOU have seen the OS market share data...I guess that depends on whether or not you get RSS feeds in your colon. Where your head is, most of the time.
March 20, 2007 (Computerworld) -- The launch of Windows Vista won't do much for PC sales this year, a research firm said today, with the new Microsoft operating system giving "at best, a limited boost" to PC units shipped during 2007.http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,12...n/article.html
Gartner's revised forecast now calls for a 10.5% increase in total systems sold, up from a late 2006 estimate of 9.9%, with a year's total of 255 million new machines. But only "hundreds of thousands" will be sold because of Vista, said George Shiffler, a Gartner research director.
"We don't expect Vista to be a big pop for sales," Shiffler said. Among the reasons: Only consumers and small businesses will be looking at Vista in the short term, and the operating system itself lacks the "must have" appeal that would move units.
"There was a hope last year, actually there were two, on the part of OEMs," said Shiffler. "One was that Vista would drive growth. The second was that demand would be strong enough that you could get prices to turn around. But in the dynamic of this market, those were pretty big hopes."
Windows Vista may yet prove to be an unstoppable juggernaut, but statistics released Thursday by a market research firm show that the new operating system hasn't even licked its nine-year old ancestor.
Vista was being used on less than 1 percent of PCs tracked in February by Aliso Viejo-based Net Applications Inc., making it the sixth most-popular operating system. That puts it behind Windows 98, which is still used on 1.5 percent of computers.
Vista's exact share was 0.93 percent. Windows XP continued to lead, with 84.3 percent, followed by Windows 2000, with 4.8 percent. Mac OS X on PowerPC machines had 4.3 percent, while newer Intel-based PCs running OS X had 2.1 percent.
Net Applications collects its data from the browsers of visitors to its network of more than 40,000 Web sites.
I know it's a revolutionary concept, but please, double-check your fucking facts before you spout off on shit you know nothing about.