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March 2007 Archives
Barrons Online reports that according to NPD data and a report from Pacific Crest analyst Andy Hargreaves that Apple Mac revenues grew 5x faster than PCs over the past year. The article states:
On Wednesday March 28, 200t Apple Inc. released an update to Boot Camp beta, its dual-boot solution that allows Intel-based Macs to boot into and run the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Adobe has finally announced the release of the much anticipated Creative Suite 3. This new version is the first from Adobe to natively support Apple's Intel based Macs.
In a March 21, 2007 press release titled "Apple TV Now Shipping", Apple indicated that Apple retail stores will offer customers hands on workshops and demonstrations of the Apple TV.
If you're thinking about making the switch then read on. In his March 20, 2007 article at Wired News Leander Kahney describes how people's perception of Macs is changing. Kahney states:
In an article posted at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Online, Nick Wingfield starts off by stating, "Ability to Handle Microsoft Operating System May Help Macs Make Some Inroads"
In a March 15, 2007 article posted at Network World James E. Gaskin provides three reasons why "people are moving to Macs"
Edward C. Baig states that you don't have to hold back on making the switch. His column starts off with the following statement:
BusinessWeek, a well respected business centric magazine based in the United States is out with a far from stellar review of Microsoft Windows Vista. In his article, Stephen H. Wildstrom starts by saying:
As a followup to yesterday's post about the Mac OS X 10.4.9 update, we indicated that we would put forth our prediction of when Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard would likely be released by Apple. This post provides a prediction
When Apple released the highly anticipated Mac OS X 10.4.9 update on March 13, 2007, it marked the longest time between any Mac OS X version. It took Apple 165 days to release the update, or in other words, five months and thirteen days. Version 10.4.8 was released on September 29, 2006. See the following chart detailing all Mac OS X version release dates and number of days between versions.
On Tuesday March 13, 2007, Apple Computer released the ninth update to the Mac OS X Tiger operating system that takes Tiger to version 10.4.9. Client and Server updates are available. The update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes as well as fixes for the following:
Chalk up another U.S. government agency banning Microsoft Windows Vista. InformationWeek reports that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has banned Windows Vista the agency's internal networks.
David Morgenstern, in an article for eWeek starts off with the following: "Apple could be waiting for the release of Mac OS X Leopard to tout its credentials for business customers. But Windows switchers appear to be raising the Mac flag already in the enterprise."
Columnist Andrew Kantor of USA Today outlines numerous problems with Microsoft Windows Vista in a Cyberspeak article titled, "Vista causes an array of problems."
In his March 8, 2007 article at the Washington Post titled "Playing on Both Sides", Rob Pegoraro details how Intel-based Macs can run both Mac OS X and Windows. Pegoraro initiates his article with the following two paragraphs:
In an speech at at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference in San Francisco, Computerworld details comments made by Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer, "We believe we have the superior OS". Computerworld begins the March 7, 2007 article with the following paragraph:
Chalk up another vendor entering the Mac peripheral market. Pinnacle System Inc, the consumer division of Avid Technology, Inc has announced that they have entered the Mac peripheral market with the release of three USB based TV tuner devices.
Paul McDougall, writing for InformationWeek highlights internal memos sent by the CIO (Daniel Mintz) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that forbids upgrades to latest versions of Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office. There's also a mention that Apple Macs are to be given consideration.
In a March 1, 2007 post titled "Opinion: Mac OS X 'an ideal platform' for SMBs", Computerworld states that Apple's upcoming Mac OS X Leopard Server operating system "could be a boon for smaller firms"
Data demonstrates that Apple's Mac operating system market share continues to rise. In fact, the market share gains during February 2007 kept pace with the 48 percent year-over-year observed in January 2007.