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Microsoft Lost Another One

Redmond Report readers have probably heard about my sons Nick and David and their love for Mac laptops. Their older sister Lauren, on the other hand, has been a real holdout.

Her first machine was a PC laptop -- I never even thought to suggest a Mac. After that one started to die, I suggested a Mac; it would save me some headaches and her some heartache. Nothing doing. Another laptop, a Toshiba I think, was acquired. The screen on this baby died, and once again I pitched Apple, pointing to her brothers' experience. Nope -- this time, an HP fit the bill. Now it's two years later, and the HP is getting slower and less trustworthy. Another PC? No, sir. This time Lauren demanded a Mac.

I blame Microsoft. Some of her college classmates are using Vista, and there's less than total happiness. And getting a new machine to run an old OS, XP, just doesn't make sense.

She got her new MacBook to arrive today. But don't cry for Microsoft. We'll still have to shell out more than a hundred bucks for Mac Office.

Posted by Doug Barney on August 28, 2008


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