You can also much more customize the desktop in XP, with visual styles and logon screens, and boot screens. That kind of cutomization is not possible in Mac OS X.
Mandrake wrote:If Macs are so great, then why are there more Linux users than Mac users? In fact, more people use Windows 95 and Windows NT 4 - ancient operating systems, than people use Macs. In 1995 Apple Computer had revenue of around $11bn US, and over $400m US in profits. Now, Apple only has $6bn in revenue a year, and around $100m in profits a year, they have lost customers big time! Everyone remembers the financial crisis at Apple in 1996/1997 - that makes me believe a Mac is not a good investment. What happens if Apple has another financial crisis? Not very re-assuring to me.
No it is not. XP has convoluted steps in some areas. Look at xvsxp.com. Stop ignoring my references. Windows XP also forces advanced users to use wizards or get third-party software. Extract files? Wizard. CD Burning? W/o TPS*, wizard required. Photo prints? W/O TPS, wizard required. Look at xvsxp.com.Mandrake wrote:That's exactly how Windows XP is developed. My grandmother, who had never used a PC before, got a new PC with XP Home edition on it from Dell, she is now happily surfing the Internet, scanning photos and sending them to people via email. While XP is powerful enough to deal with power users like myself. You can also much more customize the desktop in XP, with visual styles and logon screens, and boot screens. That kind of cutomization is not possible in Mac OS X.
I was showing you that you can give the OS X a new old day's feeling, just debating the personal teast.Mandrake wrote:The second screenshot looks like rubbish.
Mandrake wrote:Just briefly (A more lengthy reply will follow later)
7% Market share? Where do you get your innaccurate information? I'm getting mine straight from Google, and since so many people use Google, these results are fair and equitable.
September 2003 Results (Google's most recent data)
One year earlier, September 2002 Results
In September 2002, Macs accounted for 5% of all Operating Systems in use, now in September 2003 only 3% use a Mac - this is a reduction of 40% over one year! Windows XP, In September 2002, had 20% market share, now in September 2003, one year later, Windows XP has 34% - an increase of 18%! When Google releases it's end of year data, Windows XP will have gone up even more!
They may have had a financial crisis before, but in the past ten years, Microsoft's revenue and profits have risen considerably. Millions? Microsoft has $50bn USD in the bank. The profits are piddly in comparison to Microsoft, they recorded rougly $8bn in revenue last quater, and roughly $2bn in profits. 25% of their revenue. By comparison, Apple recored revenue of $1.7bn USD, with a profit of $29m USD - that's roughly between 1 and 2% of revenue. Pretty poxy in comparison, eh?
Mandrake wrote:I, personally, find you to be irritating. Your excessive use of emoticons is in violation of the forum rules, btw. Please refrain from the excessive use of emoticons and/or graphics in future posts.
Show me where this information comes from, give proof of your claims.
I don't think you can deny Google is a reputable source for information. It's not like taking web browser stats from this website, which are totally different from the rest of the web (For obvious reasons). Everyone, basically, visists Google, so the information is perfectly true.
Servers? Servers wouldn't visit Google, that's for sure. If there were servers in those results, the market share for UNIX/Linux related operating systems would be much higher than it is. It is well known that Linux has quit a large share of the server market.
Lastly, we can discuss the companies too. This is Mac vs PC thread, not limited to merely the operating systems.
Yeah, but they might only count the home page, google.com.Mandrake wrote:If someone uses the Google Toolbar, when they search with it - that would be counted. In Firebird if I put a search in the search bar, I still end up at Google's site.
Registered users: Google [Bot]