Originally Posted by thenk83
I haven't heard or seen anyone with a Mac tower in almost a decade. You barely see them in the stores it seems. They're definitely a laptop and mobile shop.
FWIW, many labs and professors in my University graduate Comp Sci department use iMacs and MacPros.
Originally Posted by xd_1771
And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why I am so concerned about Apple.
For the world's highest-profit margins, which triumph the PC Industry... we are given high-priced but inferior products, little innovation, more innovation-stifling through litigation, and little benefit to world society as a result of minimal (if not nonexistent) charity giving practices. This is evil corporate practices and to the max. If we were sensible and future-concerned humans, then we must start advocating to eliminate Apple as a major driver in the P.C. Industry now and right away, or we will have no affordable tech future to look forward to. We will have no societal advancement. Gadget technology will forever be a brand of consumerism, largely controlled by a single company that refuses to properly innovate. This is something we simply can not allow to happen.
There's one problem here though: Windows. IMHO, Apple has gotten where it is by simplifying computers. As much as Microsoft has tried, WIndows remains a convoluted mess under the hood. From a sensitive global system registry, insane directory structure, and the maze that is Control Panel, they still have a long way to go. Between that, and the fact that Windows lacks a Unix/Linux base (I <3 command line tools) you couldn't pay me to switch from OS X as my primary work OS. I know if I find Windows to be frustrating, your average non-tech savvy Joe will as well.
As overpriced as Apple may be, as long as the dominant alternative is Windows or a user-unfriendly Linux build, I have to hope Apple stays on top. What I really hope happens is Windows 8 proves to be a blunder for MS, and Google steps up with their own Android desktop OS. It would be simple and user friendly like OS X, but have capability of Linux under the hood. This would round our their own Nexus device/OS ecosystem to truly offer an Apple alternative.