Sunday, January 27, 2008

Apple breaks own record.

Apple reports that in the last quarter they shipped:
  • 22,121,000 iPods
  • 2,315,000 iPhones
  • 2,319,000 Macs
There are certainly a lot more Macs around. This time last year I didn't know anyone with an Apple computer and only a couple of people even with iPods. Now I can name at least five people I personally know that own Macs and iPods seem to be everywhere. iPhones are yet to make it to Australia but the way we are with bleeding edge technology I reckon it'll be only weeks of it's release before we see people showing them off to each other.

Vista is popping up here and there but very few people I ask about it are enjoying the experience. Only one Vista user I have ever spoken to has actually claimed to "love" it so there are some admirers out there. The majority of people don't think very highly of it at all and most express a desire to go back to Windows XP.

I don't see the point in buying a PC or laptop with Vista on it. It's like buying a tape measure with inches and feet on it or a ... something else that's old and useless. It's too late, we've got better stuff now.

It must be hard to steal good ideas these days...

On the 1st of January this year a reviewer called Erika Jonietz published an article at that is being quoted by like minded Windows users around the world.

Ironically, playing around with Vista for more than a month has done what years of experience and exhortations from Mac-loving friends could not: it has converted me into a Mac fan.
-Erika Jonietz,

With the fact that Windows Vista has had so many bad reviews it surprises me that people still go out and purchase a computer with it simply because, well, what else are you going to have?

Harvey Norman have even started selling a very cheap Linux based laptop.

Few people may remember a version of windows called Windows Me. Basically it was the last version of Windows98. Officially Me stood for Millenium Edition but ended up being known as the Mistake Edition. Never was there a more unstable and buggy operating system. WindowsXP was released very quickly after and everyone pretended that WindowsMe didn't happen.

It's happening again.
Vista is the new Me.
Hang on, that didn't come out right...

There is already talk of Windows 7. It will come out quickly and Vista will disappear. Microsoft will need to get this one right. 7 will have to be the new XP. Maybe they will...

hope not...

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