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Author Topic: Almost nobody owns JUST MACS  (Read 2335 times)

Josh

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Almost nobody owns JUST MACS
« on: October 05, 2009, 02:36:22 PM »
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NPD's Household Penetration Study found a 3% uptick in Mac households for 2009. This makes sense! What's surprising (or not) is that of the 12% of homes with a Mac, less than 2% are Mac-exclusive.

The 2% figure is extrapolated from NPD's less direct assessment:

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   [A]pproximately 12 percent of all U.S. computer owning households own an Apple computer, up from 9 percent in 2008. While Apple ownership is growing, those households are decidedly in favor of mixed system environments. Of those 12 percent, nearly 85 percent also own a Windows-based PC.

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Re: Almost nobody owns JUST MACS
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 03:35:24 PM »
From that figure I'd be inclined to suspect that approximately 3% of all American households have a 2009 college graduate who's currently living at home with his parents.

Blast this bloody economy! ;D

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Re: Almost nobody owns JUST MACS
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009, 03:48:30 PM »
Almost nobody owns JUST MACS, or just Windows. Own what you want, just don't keep raising my taxes to buy proprietary software for government/public administration.

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Re: Almost nobody owns JUST MACS
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009, 04:10:36 PM »
Almost nobody owns JUST MACS, or just Windows. Own what you want, just don't keep raising my taxes to buy proprietary software for government/public administration.
You'd rather have them raised for training people to use, maintain and patch opensource alternatives? :D
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Re: Almost nobody owns JUST MACS
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 04:24:13 PM »
Almost nobody owns JUST MACS, or just Windows. Own what you want, just don't keep raising my taxes to buy proprietary software for government/public administration.
You'd rather have them raised for training people to use, maintain and patch opensource alternatives? :D

My sentiments exactly! Because we all know that the "free support" you get from most open source programs support forums (I say forums because very few have dedicated or paid options for phone/email support) borders on abuse in most forums where the person has a question about something that makes the program look bad.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2009, 04:26:42 PM by Josh »

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Re: Almost nobody owns JUST MACS
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009, 05:44:22 PM »
Almost nobody owns JUST MACS, or just Windows. Own what you want, just don't keep raising my taxes to buy proprietary software for government/public administration.
You'd rather have them raised for training people to use, maintain and patch opensource alternatives? :D

My sentiments exactly! Because we all know that the "free support" you get from most open source programs support forums (I say forums because very few have dedicated or paid options for phone/email support) borders on abuse in most forums where the person has a question about something that makes the program look bad.


Actually, I'd rather have people stop endlessly debating all these so-called 'issues' and just start writing some decent code.

Because from what I've seen, in my lowly role as a network support engineer, neither camp has much over the other one when it comes to product quality. Individual products (be they proprietary or FOSS) may be excellent, but the overall state of software development - and support - leaves a lot to be desired.

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« Last Edit: October 05, 2009, 05:47:15 PM by 40hz »