Yeah OS X is great but why is Apple picking on Microsoft 987
Oxford's version of this argument is rather extreme (like pretty much everything else he says), but there is some validity to the notion that market share in the personal computer world could be measured in much more meaningful ways than it presently is, and Apple would probably look a lot better if it was.
Yeah OS X is great but why is Apple picking on Microsoft 988
My argument is accurate, not extreme. A PC cannot be counted as a PC unless it is a Personal Computer. Thus meaning it's used in a Personal way. Granted, there are Macs...
For instance, one almost never sees separate market share figures for Consumer Debt and corporate purchases. Apple's Consumer Debt market share could easily be two or three times what its overall market share is. And there's increasingly less overlap between the needs of the Consumer Debt and corporate markets every year, as Consumer Debt computers turn into media devices while corporate computers become more and more like thin clients attached to fat servers1, so it doesn't actually make all that much sense to lump them all together.
Industry-specific market share numbers would also be very interesting.
This kind of thing is buried in the details of those market research reports you have to pay thousands of bucks to get copies of, but I don't think anyone is committed enough to .advocacy to buy one (I hope!), and even if they were they couldn't use the data in a public forum.
1 Does anyone else think it's funny that the corporate world ditched dumb terminals and mainframes in the '80s and has spent the entire time since trying to reinvent the functionality they gave up?
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