On Tuesday 11 October 2005 02:23 pm, george wrote:
On 10/10/05 11:19 PM, "BandiPat"
GOT to be kidding.
Actually George, I'm not. :-)
There would be a lot more PPC machines around, if Jobs had left the
hardware to others and the clone makers alone. And you certainly
can't deny that with more machines available, they would have been
end of line
Apple would then have to support how many hardware vendors...?
possibility deal with crappy hardware...?
I've had many clones and many apple-macs. The clones had many more
hardware issues than any one of my apple hardware boxes.
Out of our intel based hardware, I can't tell you how many power
supplies, ram, drives, motherboards, etc. I've had to change due to
crappy parts. If you let any hardware company hold something over
your head, you have to bow down to them...think IBM vs Moto. Apple
kept bouncing back and forth as to who would give him the best
product. I guess he finally got pissed off at IBM and decided Intel
would be the best for his company.
Also keep in mind it isn't how many widgets you sell, it's how much $
you make on each widget. Many people I know would never buy anything
else other than a apple hardware mac. Their hardware is very
IPod, Mac to highlight Apple report
By Rex Crum, MarketWatch
Last Update: 7:17 PM ET Oct. 10, 2005
[...] (iPod sales)
How many other hardware companies can say this?
First of all George, just one email to the list please! There is no
need to send me a copy as well, I'm on the list, so one will suffice.
I could make an Apple user joke here, but you might misconstrue that as
being rude and that's not my intention.
The hardware coming from the clone makers during that period were no
less reliable or worse than what was coming from Apple. The clones had
already started a nice increase in Apple rom based computers, so you
can't say it was a bad thing! Increased Apple sales, better OS, after
10 that is, and better hardware in the end with some standards being
produced. Now obviously you are an Apple computer person and I respect
that, but be reasonable. The only reason Apple is doing anything right
now financially is the iPod and accessories, because their computer
sales suck! From your last few sentences, you sound like you are
pulling words right out of Jobs' mouth! That has always been his
thoughts as well and one of the big reasons Mac computers have always
been so pricey. Apple would have never had to support clone hardware,
only their OS running on that hardware. Did you ever hear of Windows
having to support all clone makers? Or LinuxOS or BeOS or... Your
statement is just not reasonable.
I doubt very much that Steve Jobs got pissed off at either Motorola or
IBM, but rather got a lot of incentive from Intel to make the move.
Read some of the articles on the web about this move. It also
indicates that Apple was never a hardware company, but a software
company, else they would have the good sense to continue with PPC! I
don't really wish them ill by going to Intel, but I do consider it a
bad move on their part, as they are going to have to make OS10.x look
awfully attractive for folks to start using it, when Linux is an
overall better, faster system and free to boot!