Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Windows Vista delay: Good news for Apple? - Computerworld

Windows Vista delay: Good news for Apple? - Computerworld: "Microsoft's decision to delay the consumer versions of Windows Vista until early 2007 could encourage some holiday computer buyers to get Macs instead, industry analysts say.
'This gives Apple the biggest competitive advantage they've had in history from Microsoft,' veteran technology consultant Rob Enderle, founder of the Enderle Group, said of the delay announced by Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft's Platform and Services Division. "

Er, yeah, maybe if Vista slipped a couple years instead of a couple weeks or months. Taking until October, 2001 to get a robust, 32-bit, consumer-oriented version of Windows (i.e., XP) into market was the biggest competitive advantage Microsoft ever gave Apple, and it didn't seem to help Apple much in the grand scheme of things.
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