But that would have the problem of Mass Adoption and that would lead to problems with the security of OS X. There is a lot of diferent hardware in PC’s and Mac OS is not ready for that. Supporting lots of hardware will shatter the “well known stability” of Mac OS.Reply apple does not offer a PC version of OS X for very obvious reasons — they make their money off hardware, not software. they only make a measly 9 off the people who actually pay for it instead of steal it.Make sure you backup all important data before you proceed.
Whether that institutional memory should have any effect on their decision making now or not, it does.
Second, Apple makes pretty decent profits on hardware.
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Well its been only a day since the Mac OSX Leopard was released officially by Apple and the hackers have managed to create a patched DVD that everyone like you and me can use to install Leopard on PC’s without having to buy a Mac.
If so this mindset is entirely off base as this type of thinking would imply that Ne Xt or Be OS would be even MORE secure than OS X.
An operating systems security is NOT tied to its marketshare. First off, it’s not Apple’s job to support eighty bajillion pieces of hardware.
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But the margins on hardware are crap to begin with, especially compared to the margins on software, and the sales of OS X for beige boxes would more than make up for lost hardware sales. Recall that this is the same guy who spent years touting the superiority of Power PC over x86, and claimed that video support on the i Pod wasn’t going to happen.