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Not to turn this into a Mac vs PC thread, but if Apple released OS X for regular PCs it would be a truly serious competitor to Windows, having used OS X for a while now im certain of it. However theres a couple of things to note:

I. If Apple released OS X to PCs they would loose most of their hardware sales, which translates roughly into a whole lot of ouch for Apple.
II. To get OS X to work on PCs, Apple will need to rely on third party drivers, which in turn would destroy the whole "Mac Stability" thing they got going at the moment because alot of drivers, graphics card drivers in particular are designed for performance rather than stability.
III. With a bigger market share comes a bigger threat of virus attacks - sure, its UNIX based and inherently rather secure, but the only thing needed to create malicious software for any OS is time, patience, will and knowledge.

Apparantly what really causes instability with operating systems is third party drivers and adware/spyware/malware etc, not the OS itself. I suppose this is why you cant say Vista is a bad OS in itself, just everything we expect to use with it runs rather poorly, and the software vendors are mostly to blame, not Microsoft.

To get back on topic, the Windows bashing ads were funny at first since they were pretty original but its getting annoying now. If you're the underdog and cant beat your competitors, at least you can ridicule them to death... right?
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Originally Posted by FR4GM4ST3R View Post
Not to turn this into a Mac vs PC thread, but if Apple released OS X for regular PCs it would be a truly serious competitor to Windows, having used OS X for a while now im certain of it. However theres a couple of things to note:

I. If Apple released OS X to PCs they would loose most of their hardware sales, which translates roughly into a whole lot of ouch for Apple.
II. To get OS X to work on PCs, Apple will need to rely on third party drivers, which in turn would destroy the whole "Mac Stability" thing they got going at the moment because alot of drivers, graphics card drivers in particular are designed for performance rather than stability.
III. With a bigger market share comes a bigger threat of virus attacks - sure, its UNIX based and inherently rather secure, but the only thing needed to create malicious software for any OS is time, patience, will and knowledge.
Yes, OSX would be a great competitor if it were released for any PC. But it would be suicide to the company, unless they're able to give us what m$ does: activation, which we all despise. OSX has zero (0) copy protection, so if it were released for any PC, yep, there goes ALL their hardware sales (because who wants to pay Apple prices for Apple hardware?).

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To get back on topic, the Windows bashing ads were funny at first since they were pretty original but its getting annoying now. If you're the underdog and cant beat your competitors, at least you can ridicule them to death... right?
Yeah, the commercials are old now. They were funny at first and made some sense, but now they're stupid.
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