Not into games? Well, what about kitting out your PC out with peripherals? Theres all manner of treasures and trash for Windows-based PCs, from printers to USB missile launchers. If youre into hooking up a multitude of gadgets and gear to your computer, taking the Apple route means having to live with less (which, from a stability and performance point of view, is probably not a bad thing).
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What about Macs in the business environment? Is Leopard going to encourage businesses to throw out their boring beige PCs and replace them with Macs? Unlikely. Its true that businesses are quite interested in Mac, and the MacBook and MacBook Pro systems have been a popular choice in some circles. Yet widespread adoption based on Leopards performance is unlikely because of price and issues relating to integrating Mac systems into a Windows ecosystem.
Another issue is Leopards focus. Businesses have been critical of Vistas heavy emphasis on consumer computing, but Leopard is far further down the consumer road than Vista is. While I disagree with Microsofts decision to come out with as many different versions of Vista as it did, Leopards one size fits all is equally flawed.
I dont want to leave you with the impression that leopard isnt great, because it is, and Ive no doubt that it will be Apples best selling OS to date. But its important to keep things in perspective. The idea that Leopard will see double digit growth in market share over the next couple of years --- and that this will put Microsoft on the back foot -- is baloney.