Snow Leopard Coulda Been a Contenda

August 31, 2009

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I have said on numerous occasions that Apple has missed the boat when it comes to enterprise adoption. This is sad, really, when you consider how good an operating system Mac OS X really is, in that it is the only UNIX-based OS that really could have had any chance in displacing the status quo of Windows and Microsoft hegemony in large enterprise environments with a “full stack” for end-user acceptance as a desktop OS. Consumers may enjoy its niche status, but In the enterprise, Apple is a “Coulda Been” contender of unfulfilled potential.

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Perlow, you cheap whiny bastard

February 23, 2009

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes and I duke it out over at ZDNet regarding Apple and their (lack of) netbook strategy. I say they should license Mac OS X to Dell and the Chinese/Korean netbook manufacturers, and he says that I’m a whiny cheapskate and that Apple should stay on target.

Head on over to ZDNet.com for the commentary.


Apple: The Time for Legal Clones is Now

December 8, 2008

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Over the years, I’ve been a stalwart advocate of cloning Macintosh PCs. This has made sense ever since Apple moved from the PowerPC to the x86 platform, where the genetic distinction between “Mac” and “PC” was reduced to the flip of a single electronic chromosome – the use of EFI versus the PC BIOS to boot the OS. Of course, switching to EFI was not going to stop the most dedicated hackers who wanted to run Mac OS X on their PCs. Since the very moment of moving the Mac platform to Intel chips, The “Hackintosh” community has been engaged in various underground activities to make the OS boot on standardized, off-the-shelf PCs.

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