[rescue] Re: Compaq Proliant 8000
ghub005 at xtra.co.nz
Thu Apr 29 16:07:05 CDT 2004
The PC's biggest competitor for the desktop/laptop is the Macintosh, and it
gets, what, 7% of the market? 8%? Something in the single digits, anyway.
Imagine trying to break into the desktop/laptop computer market today, with
something that's not a PC ('cause they suck) and not a Macintosh ('cause
Apple will sue you into the 9th dimension). Even Sun and SGI can't really
compete in that market; they sell "desktop" machines, but in low volumes
even when compared to Apple. Sun and SGI aren't exactly coining money
The Mac sells well in the US domestic market, but poorly elsewhere. It has
been a while since I last checked, but IDC estimates that the Apple global
market-share is now just under 2%.
Surprisingly, the G5 Powermacs didn't sold as well as was hoped so the last
quarter's sales results were pretty disappointing. I'm hoping that we'll see
some Rev B Powermac G5 machines machines soon as I know a couple of
people who are holding out for them.
FWIW the new 1.25GHz eMacs look like a good deal. I'm really tempted to buy
one just so I can steal the guts and build a mini terminal in the *cough* small
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