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March 26, 2008 (Computerworld) Corporate users of Apple Inc.'s Leopard operating system are more than five times more likely to say that they are "very satisfied" with the OS than business users of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista, a research firm said Wednesday.
In a February survey of 2,200 U.S. corporate computer users, 53% of those using Mac OS X 10.5 reported that they were very satisfied with their operating system. Of those using Windows XP or Windows Vista, however, 40% of the former and only 8% of the latter said they were very satisfied.
"Apple continues to set the standard for corporate customer satisfaction," said Paul Carton, director of research at ChangeWave Research. That, and the fact that corporate buying plans for Macs remain at historically high levels, indicate that users like what Apple's doing, continued Carton.
According to ChangeWave's survey, 7% of the corporate respondents who said their company would purchase laptops in the next 90 days were planning on buying Apple. "Apple held at 7%, the same as November," said Carton, referring to a similar survey late last year.
Most other vendors, in fact, slipped in ChangeWave's corporate buying plans poll. Fewer companies with purchasing plans figure on buying a Dell notebook in the next three months than reported they would in November (down a percentage point). HP (down two points), Lenovo (down two points) and Toshiba (down one point) also dropped in the survey.
But while Apple shows some sales strength even as the general pace of U.S. corporate computer sales looks to slow in the next quarter, it remains a minor player in the market, reported ChangeWave. More than half -- 53% -- of the computers companies plan to buy in the second quarter will be equipped with Windows XP, the survey said, compared to 20% with a version of Windows Vista and just 8% with Mac OS X.
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Lol, they gotta understand the market. Most people that use a Mac OS use it for basic operations or for heavy image processing. These are just a minor amount of aspects that they need to look into. If people buy a mac mainly to run the internet and only small processing operations, then they get a satisfactory product. However, it can't do more than that (before flaming, yes it can do more, but not as much). Come on, they should rate it in many fields. Its like running into a Nvidia fanboy club and taking a pole of how many people like Nvidia products. Come on, this is just silly.... lol

[EDIT]And how much of the market are Mac? Maybe 10 percent? So, is 10 000 000 people are using computers, about 500 000 are satisfied with a Mac OS, and 4 000 000 are satisfied with a Windows OS.......
Edited by Domino - 7/1/08 at 1:08am
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Yeah, I was just going to bring up the market share factor. Windows is working for many, many people in many, many fields. Mac has only tapped into a small amount of professional fields (graphic design, etc.) and thus only has to satisfy a small amount of users. The software I use (engineering analysis software) for my profession just doesn't exist on Mac.
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OSX does not compete with XP / Vista / Linux. Only when Apple releases OSX to be used on any computer will it compete.
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I love all these useless surveys. Any layman can poke holes in any conclusions drawn from them that try to relate the two different groups (Windows users and Mac users) polled.
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I love all these useless surveys. Any layman can poke holes in any conclusions drawn from them that try to relate the two different groups (Windows users and Mac users) polled.
Ditto.
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