Comments on: Apple defies gravity http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/10/20/apple-defies-gravity/ Now raising intellectual capital Sun, 08 Nov 2015 08:31:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: timeoutofmind http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/10/20/apple-defies-gravity/comment-page-1/#comment-6123 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 13:02:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5124#comment-6123 two words: snow leopard … they rushed a bug-filled piece of junk to market; i lost a week’s work fixing it — and now i’ll ALWAYS think twice about buying anything apple.

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By: Hans http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/10/20/apple-defies-gravity/comment-page-1/#comment-6120 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 07:18:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5124#comment-6120 I’m using XP. No way I’m gonna pay $199 to upgrade; least of all wipe my HD for a clean install. Even Ubuntu has a installer. Look at my mac’s. $29 for a easy, smooth upgrade.

For the time being I’m on XP. See you at service pack #1.

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By: jimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/10/20/apple-defies-gravity/comment-page-1/#comment-6114 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:16:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5124#comment-6114 Time to short Apple again. Thanks Apple fanboys I made money shorting Apple before and I will make a ton this time around. Ubuntu is becoming a very good operating system. Granted that Microsoft has more applications written for it, but Linux(Ubuntu) can certainly hold its own against Apple. Remember fanboys, Apple is even more proprietary than Microsoft.So for you Starbuck, Apple fanboy types that are against the “Man”, it would seem that Linux would be the place to go. Cheers.

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By: Alan http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/10/20/apple-defies-gravity/comment-page-1/#comment-6113 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:12:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5124#comment-6113 Economic Physics 101:

Gravity takes hold of Apple as unemployment deepens, people start cashing in their 401Ks and IRAs, and funds are forced to sell-off Apple shares.

We’ve seen gravity pull down other companies stronger than Apple from their lofty highs about $100/share to under $20/share today. Apple thinks its stock is invincible as Google or Berkshire, but the long-term fundamentals just aren’t there.

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By: Real http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/10/20/apple-defies-gravity/comment-page-1/#comment-6102 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:29:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5124#comment-6102 Mac machines work for users, but can not compete in the corp. environment, they don’t have the IT infrastructure support. Until that change, Mac will never come close to Windows. Macs are just overpriced machines with limited hardware and software selections. The only people who buy them are Apple fan-boys and dumb consumers.

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By: Karan http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/10/20/apple-defies-gravity/comment-page-1/#comment-6090 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 06:48:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5124#comment-6090 ‘HEY! When you quote someone, use the complete quote, not a misleading excerpt. Mossberg wrote this:’

Damn neat comment Mike. Your comments were as informative as the article itself, if not more. Do you have a tech blog, if not start 1 , i am sure its gonna be a good read :-)

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By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/10/20/apple-defies-gravity/comment-page-1/#comment-6088 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 06:30:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5124#comment-6088 HEY! When you quote someone, use the complete quote, not a misleading excerpt. Mossberg wrote this:

“In recent years, I, like many other reviewers, have argued that Apple’s Mac OS X operating system is much better than Windows. That’s no longer true. I still give the Mac OS a slight edge because it has a much easier and cheaper upgrade path; more built-in software programs; and far less vulnerability to viruses and other malicious software, which are overwhelmingly built to run on Windows.

Now, however, it’s much more of a toss-up between the two rivals. Windows 7 beats the Mac OS in some areas, such as better previews and navigation right from the taskbar, easier organization of open windows on the desktop and touch-screen capabilities. So Apple will have to scramble now that the gift of aflawed Vista has been replaced with a reliable, elegant version of Windows.”

Thus, Mossberg gives Apple OS X 10.6 the winning review. He can rest assured that Apple is also not resting on its laurels, since the underpinnings of Snow Leopard are much more optimized for the wave of announced 64-bit multicore processors, while Windows forces confusing and expensive OS options that doesn’t well support both your legacy hardware and software AND the future hardware and software. People need to stop thinking of past Windows advantages and honestly evaluate Linux and Mac OS X for themselves. Windows 7 doesn’t automatically fix Vista, and it offers no true capability improvements over XP – though it fools people into thinking that 7 boots faster by pushing startup tasks into the backgrounds on startup.

Remember, too, that Mossberg inexplicably gave Vista a favorable review on January 18, 2007, stating with many caveats “After months of testing Vista on multiple computers, new and old, I believe it is the best version of Windows that Microsoft has produced.”

Customer satisfaction surveys and growth rate of Apple sales indicate otherwise, though legacy corporate policies obviously will continue to fill Microsoft’s coffers and employ IT department technicians for years to come.

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By: usmc 2417 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/10/20/apple-defies-gravity/comment-page-1/#comment-6081 Tue, 20 Oct 2009 21:58:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5124#comment-6081 Whether or not Android becomes “better” than the iphone OS, Apple’s ongoing subliminal ‘Macs are cool’ campaign and friendly atmosphere will probably continue to dominate into christmas and beyond. Besides, what teenager do you know who really wants an android over a shiny iphone?

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By: Kristos http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/10/20/apple-defies-gravity/comment-page-1/#comment-6073 Tue, 20 Oct 2009 18:20:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5124#comment-6073 Android caught up to the iPhone of this past spring and will easily pass it before x-mas. Android will not take all of the iPhones market share, but Apple is not going to have a merry x-mas.

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By: Skinny Pete http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/2009/10/20/apple-defies-gravity/comment-page-1/#comment-6068 Tue, 20 Oct 2009 15:25:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/commentaries/?p=5124#comment-6068 “Windows Mobile has had more functionality than its OS for years”

He said nothing about catching up with iPhone’s number of functions (which everyone agrees is about at the same level as other smart phones, save for late copy/paste). It’s all about usability+useful functionality, which the iPhone blows EVERYONE out of the water with. Just like how the iPod did the MP3 player right, the iPhone does the smart phone right.

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