Sunday, January 23, 2005

Mac Users Computer Bilingual

On LinuxInsider Paul Murphy has an excellent commentary up. His main point is that most Mac and Linux advocates have used Windows and didn't enjoy it. While most Windows advocates have never seriously tried anything else and so have no basis for comparison. I couldn't agree more. When a Windows enthusiast really tries the Mac they seem to like it.

Another point he makes is that the reason Apple's market share is low is because Mac users don't upgrade as often. I know this is true. I see people using really old Macs all the time. When I ask them why they don't upgrade they say if it's not broke don't fix it.

I've been saying forever that it really isn't market share but mind share that matters. And given all the attention Apple's getting mind share is about 50/50.

Maybe the pitch shouldn't be to switch but just to give the Mac a chance. At least you'll learn to be bilingual. And everyone knows bilingual is sexy.


At 1/23/2005 01:02:00 PM, Blogger Daze said...

I agree, once you really give the Mac a chance, you will fall in love with it -- as I did when I bought my PowerBook. I hated it in the beginning, but slowly began to enjoy a simpler, and less crash prone operation system. Panther really improved the OS experience quite a bit.


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