Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Ebtromba, Jun 25, 2006.
and what an epic war it has been
I'd say Microsoft is doing well from that map. Defending attackers from ALL fronts.
But there are alternatives on all fronts... and they're free.
and at the same time they are not united. The enemy of my enemy is my friend
google should be advancing more than it shows
Google scares me. I use their search engine, but that's about where it stops. I really think they're going to do something massive and devious. All the "anti-trust" efforts are being spent on Microsoft... But Google is the wolf in sheeps clothing -- mark my words!
I've given over to the dark side with google. They pwn me. And yes, they are the imperial army: created with good intentions, but with such obvious capability for evil that they will be turned and our liberties will suffer for it.
google search and google desktop own my life
however, i do blieve they are a silent threat
there search is just to simple! they must be up to something!
Microsoft needs to man the machine gun already.
surprised the apple sackriders haven't said they think apple deserves more of a showing on the map yet
blah blah blah sack ride blah blah blah
People that use the term sack rider in a post are always stupid.
Apple has a tiny market share, and thats not changing much. Apple makes great shit, but they don't matter that much in the grand scheme of things.
I like google, and their tools, but lately they have not been so quiet. They have been designing products that directly compete with MS and other competetors product, not to mention the federal case about user search statistics w/ the gov't. Google is big, but I do and will not RELY on their product.
I'm starting to to get really fucking annoyed hearing that.
I don't know why everyone assumes that Apple's best move is gaining more market share. They dominate the high-end media creation market and can make a good profit with just those customers. If Apple computers became as common as Dells, they would probably lose quality to ease of manufacturing. And someone else would have to step up to take their place.
I suspect it's more that Apple knows that it has to remain exclusive to retain the market share it has. If it took definitive steps to increase its market share and actually managed to avoid being bought out, all the *cough*applesackriders*cough* would have to find something else that's better than what everybody else has.
It would be like if Ferrari started selling a sport compact hatchback for $20k; they'd start getting compared to Honda and VW and so on. Smart as they are, they stay up in the stratosphere where only people who don't care about comparisons can reach them.
Well, I agree they are best with a small market share... But I must disagree with "dominate the high-end media creation market". Many large corps have moved exclusively to PC. The big companies such as Adobe have already moved their flagship products (such as Photoshop) to be more "PC-driven" and now the mac copies have to play catch-up. And once you get beyond the mid-range and into the high-end (read Pixar) you're not using PC or mac, and it's all in-house on specialty hardware. SGI has dominated that for years!
wonder what SGI has in it's plans for post-bankrupcy. I'm not so sure they are dominating anything right now.
I was SO about to point that out. I wonder if they'll finally drop IRIX and accept a new status as just another purveyor of Linux clones?
if they were smart, they would implement an x86 architecture (for price reasons) and either recompile their OS or implement some custom linux kernel and port over their software. SGI was always known for being pretty stupid expensive. In their defense, they built everything from the ground up, including a lot of the hardware, so their overhead would have been really high.