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Can Apple Spoil Microsoft's Day?

submitted on October 18, 2009 by siggy38 in "Member's Lounge"
The entire personal computer industry is gearing up for Microsoft's Oct. 22 release of Windows 7, by most accounts the best version of its operating system in years. Yet Apple, Microsoft's nearest competitor, is quietly planning to capitalize on the launch, too. "It presents a very good opportunity for us," says Philip W. Schiller, Apple's senior vice-president for marketing.

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    Posted by redsoxrokk on October 18, 2009 [reply] 0 0
    It has also been rumored that Google will BETA release it's Google Chrome OS that day.
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    Posted by HouTex on October 18, 2009
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    Ha! This is worth watching! Twisted
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    Posted by hemingways on October 18, 2009
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    I've switched over and become a Mac guy in the last few months. I would like to see Apple step up their advertising and also lower the entry point prices on the Mini Mac and 20" iMac. OS X is bulletproof and the best OS I've ever used, but Apple needs to put larger hard drives in their models. Selling a Mac Mini with a 120gb hard drive is inexcusable. When you can buy a Windows PC with a 320gb or 500gb (or larger) hard drive for $399-$499, or a Mac Mini w/120gb for $599, that's a glaring difference, especially when hard drives are getting cheap and digital files are so large. If Apple put a 320gb or larger drive in the Mac Mini and dropped the price to $499 they would be much more competitive.

    Apple doesn't need to match PC prices, but they can't look like they charge 30-100% more for older technology. That's one of the reasons I didn't switch to a Mac sooner.

    I think the ad with Puddy from Seinfeld was the most damning ad Apple has run yet, yet was funny so it wasn't directly like one company bickering with another company. We should see more of those.

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