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Old 22nd May 2008, 13:52   #1
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Default Apple Macintosh Continues to Gain Popularity in U.S. Retail

Apple Macintosh computers continued to gain popularity in the USA, according to market tracking company NPD. But while the overall market share remains on approximately the same level as a year ago, the market share among systems that cost $1000 and over is whopping 66%.

According to NPD, the share of Apple Macintosh personal computers was 14% in the U.S. retail in Q1 2008 with Mac desktops and Mac notebooks commanding 14% of their respective markets. Perhaps, 14% is hardly impressive, but what is important is that 2/3 of customers willing to pay for their systems over $1000 prefer Apple Macintosh and not Windows-based personal computer. It should be kept in mind that Apple sells only two Mac items at below $1000 price-point – Mac mini systems for $599 and $799 – which boosts overall spending on Macintosh systems.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/d..._S_Retail.html
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tsss kids and work, where are you priorities, Mac is cooler than both!
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now you've done it, running OSX Leopard :/
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now you've done it, running OSX Leopard :/
Good boy See, no guide needed
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the OS visuals are functionally cool compared to uselessly bloated with Vista.
driver install however can be a PITA; if they invest money in that I'm sure they will push a lot more copies of OSX Leopard used on whatever PC than Vista for home users
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Mosaic screensaver is impressive

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You were quick to discover the mosaic screen saver It's cool indeed but you get tired of it after a while.

Driver installation for OSX86 can be a pain indeed, as OSX is not intended for use on different hardware than Apple provides. However, for most aspects there is a solution. The insanelymac forums are an excellent wiki for all driver related issues.

Enjoy your new PC John

PS: I use OSX professionally as well, actually mainly professionally, no reason to limit it for home use. It's stable as hell, even on X86, there's just some digging and general knowledge required to get it to work...
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none-networked small business then
living proof @ work in Brussels were two guys insist on using their Macbook, they can't run any of the company software on it, can't fill out their holidays, approve requests, use the company's main program (which they sell to clients) etc. very nice
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