Seeing as it's lunchtime here at my nifty new job, I thought I'd blog something quickly. Problem is, I haven't really got much to blog. I'll try, anyway.
I saw an article this week which suggested that Mac may be looking to ditch OSX as a product, and keep their focus on hardware, which (according to the article) is where they've always wanted to be. What would they replace it with? Well, this article suggested... WINDOWS! HAH! Now, while I know that the article is most likely just the opinions of the writer and not necissarily based on any solid factual evidence, he certainly made a convincing argument. Most interesting to me is the fact that Microsoft has announced it's ditching Office for Mac after the next version, and the new version of Windows will include native support for booting on Intel Macs. Oh yeah, and Mac have allowed and supported this move. Why? Well, they want to sell hardware. If you like Windows, but think Macs look snazzy, you'll buy a Mac and install Windows on it. Bill is happy, Steve is happy - everyone is happy. With this situation, why would Apple continue to pump money into OSX? Surely they're not making that much money off it. Why not let Bill's boys do all the hard work, and instead focus on making a packet of their lucrative consumer hardware and related services? I mean, with things like iPhoto's micropayment publishing options, why not release their iStuff suite for Windows? They'd make some more money with comparitavley little outlay.
CONCLUSION: In my opinion, OSX is a liability in the long term for Apple. They should ditch it, and I think there's signs that it may well already be happening.
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