Forget the so-called iPod “halo effect” as the primary cause for an increase in Mac sales the past year or so.The Mac’s new best friends are Windows Vista and XP.[…] Thanks to obeezy for providing this nice story on Digg.
What other users say about this:
BrandonPerry: I bought my Dell because it is an all in one laptop, small size, resistant to viruses, the seemless merging of the laptop and Linux, and it is fast. I don’t even use microsoft office.
kevinmotel: I bought my macbook because it is an all in one laptop, small size, resistant to viruses, the seemless merging of the laptop and OS X, and it is fast. I don’t even use microsoft office.
bbrosemer: Guess what apple doesn’t care as long as they keep selling their products.
KevenM: That new best friend who’s somehow always there and mooches all your stuff.
bullsfan03: Did you seriously just put “Best friend” and “Vista” in the same sentence?
cave: You know what would be great for Apple sales, but they would never do? When you buy a new mac online, you should be able to configure if you want OSX or Windows or Both pre-installed. And Apple should heavily market these options on TV spots. I’m positive that mac sales would go up trough the roof in a very short time. Most computer buyers aren’t even aware that you can install windows on a mac yet, and even if they do, people don’t want/know how to install Windows themselves.
vault: A lot of new mac users are only willing to switch if they know have the option to run Windows apps…the proprietary app they need for work, the occasional game, etc.
Would hardly say Vista is anyone’s best friend though 🙂
allaboutdatiki: I’ll buy that for a dollar.