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I do have a mac laptop, mainly because it's hella expensive to build your own laptop, and I'm a big fan of OSX. I still tweak the crap out of it though. Most people freak out the first time they see a mac boot up in verbose mode, or find out there's a command line. I think the command line is the best part of OSX.

Just because apple doesn't give you a big red GUI button for a setting doesn't mean it can't be changed.
Yeah, noobs claiming that OSX is dumbed down and not customizable just shows how ignorant they are. Windows scrubs never heard of command line...
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No surprise, considering one of their products cost more than a kidney (over exaggeration, of course).

Are you psychic????????? Look at this!
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Wow! What a pointless article. As mentioned, MSFT, INTC, and APPL have different niches in tech, and therefore, are not easily comparable. Also, APPL trades at 16 years of earnings while MSFT & INTC trade at 10 years (basically, investors are willing to pay $16 for $1 of earnings for APPL, while it's $10 for $1 for MSFT & INTC). My point: IMO, APPL stock is overpriced (therefore, their market cap is too high).
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Market value is useless, it's profit that counts. and obviously apple is far behind Microsoft in that aspect.
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Are you psychic????????? Look at this!
thats the joke
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Apple is one of the few companies that has mastered the marketing scheme enough to sell products that are filled with out of date (to us OCNers) hardware. Look at the way they can sell MacBook Pros - Up until this last April, they had core 2 duo processors. Most companies (Asus, Acer, HP, Sony) have to update and change hardware every few months, whereas Apple can sell a Laptop with 9 month old hardware for the EXACT same price tag it had when it came out. Brilliant.

Otherwise, statements have carried through the thread of average users and non-techy people. The niche of people that have money and just want something that works - buy Apple. Sure, it contains mostly the same stuff as a PC, but the label and image shows otherwise.

I have a 13" MacBook Pro with 120GB SSD and a 500GB HDD in the ODD bay with an adapter. This is the most I have done to "customize" the laptop, and I love it. The Aluminum body is sexy, and it does what I need on the go. There won't ever be much love for Apple on this site, but they sure are dominating many markets.
Just to point out - the only Macbook Pros that had C2Ds in until April were the 13 inchers - and that was for power saving reasons - ie the i5s took too much power and reduced the battery life too much. Even with better batteries, the new ones still have a smaller battery life than the old C2D ones.

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Well Apple's stock is overvalued at a Price to Earning Ratio of around 16x when Microsoft and Intel are around 9 - 10 respectively so this makes perfect sense, that doesn't mean Apple is better than them, just over valued
Value of a company is very different to its profits, and you shouldn't try to link the two. Apple is strong because it has a massive majority in the tablet, mp3 player markets, and a large percentage of the smartphone market.

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That was pretty dumb of them, wasnt it? Hindsight is always 20/20.
If Apple went under, Microsoft would have had a monopoly, so they'd have been destroyed by the justice commission.
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You know how much of that revenue comes from iDevices? Try 50%.

Apple isn't really a computer company anymore, they are a mobile devices company. Which is really a good place to be right now.

Keep in mind this is also the first time that Apple's profit has surpassed Microsoft. What kind of mobile presence does MS have? Not much of one at all. Mobile is going to play a big part of future computing.
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You cannot compare APPLE to MS or Intel lol. Fail comparison. Apply is of course going to have a larger market share due to the fact they do not just focus on software like MS. Sure MS does have its electronics but apple is more in the electronic field than MS and well Intel, well they just make chips. So IMHO this is fairly obvious that Apples Market share would be larger.
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o god its the end of the world omg
 
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