WSJApple has the right Business Model &A#JD1Tg!d8
I have to say that this particular bickering session is the most ridiculous yet. Look at the thread stream quoted down below. Meanwhile discussion of the actual subject of this thread has disappeared. Perhaps that is the point of berzerking.
In any case, consider yourselves all ignorable.
Back on track:
My opinion of the article: It discusses false constructs. The two 'business models' are artificial, convenient only for the purpose of writing the article, two simplistic to provide anything insightful. Both Apple and Microsoft et al. use elements of BOTH the models in their products.
VISTA and OS X are not the same. 2847
Mmmm, no. Well, perhaps in total lines of code, but not proportionally. 7.0 was a ground-up rewrite from...
Apple was never completely an all-in-one, they just specialize in pulling together diverse elements into working systems. The iPod meanwhile is clearly a component to both the Windows PC and the Mac world. Macs always depended upon the additions of components to fill out the computer's capability, whether they be 3rd party graphics cards, or RAM or external drives, etc.
Microsoft et al. most certainly use an all-in-one model in their operating system and in Office. But they have never even had an opportunity to have anything but a component market otherwise. It started that way in the partnership with IBM but swiftly turned in to the plug and pray hell of the PC market we still suffer with today.
Conclusion: This is another article by a technology writer who is trying too hard to come up with a meaningful analysis of the market. IOW: It follows the Dvorak model of computer articles, which I consider a waste of readers' time.
The shameful bandwidth wasting thread stream of bickering:
VISTA and OS X are not the same. 2845
Jim Polaski And what the hell do you think Tiger is? Tiger is OSX SP5. It's not like...
-- Fortune Magazine, 11-29-05: What's your computer setup today? Frederick Brooks: I happily use a Macintosh. It's not been equalled for ease of use, and I want my computer to be a tool, not a challenge. Frederick Brooks is the author of 'The Mythical Man Month'. He spearheaded the movement to modernize computer software engineering in 1975