Leopard Making Friends, Influencing Users
magazine just completed a major reader survey (thanks to all
who took the time to answer our many questions!), and the news on Vista is not
good. While there's massive excitement about Windows Server 2008, Vista adoption
is anemic. Apple is taking full advantage of this in the consumer market, making
millions with overpriced but solid and easy to use laptops and desktops.
Apple's laptop hardware, I've found, is as flaky as any HP or Dell I've ever
owned, but the things never crash or get fatally infected with viruses. If you
can afford to pay double or triple for the same amount of hardware, the Mac
is the machine for you!
For many, the price is worth it. In fact, Leopard users tend to be a pretty
happy lot, at least according to ChangeWave Research. Over 80 percent of
Leopard users are "very satisfied." Roughly half of XP users are that
happy. And Vista really took it on the chin -- only 15 percent of Vista Home
Basic users are "very satisfied."
Posted by Doug Barney on January 21, 2008