Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Apple Opens Doors by Running Windows - WSJ.com

Of course, Microsoft probably makes more profit on corporate Macs these days than it does on Windows PCs, since many Macs in enterprises will have Mac Office, Windows XP, and Windows Office...

Apple is making small inroads in the professional market with its critically acclaimed line of Mac desktop and laptop computers, and even slight market-share gains can bring meaningful new business to the company. Last year, Apple accounted for 4.4% of all new PC shipments in the U.S. professional market, up from 3.6% in 2005 and 3.2% in 2004, according to the research firm Gartner Inc. Apple's share of total new PC shipments in the U.S. jumped to 5.4% last year from 4.5% the prior year, Gartner says. Nearly all of the rest of the market is Windows.

Over the holiday quarter, Apple sold 1.6 million Macs, 28% more than in the same period a year earlier and nearly five times the growth in global PC shipments overall in the period. Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs this year said the company's research showed more than half of all people buying Macs were new to Apple computers.

Source: Apple Opens Doors by Running Windows - WSJ.com

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