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Get Real predicts "The Year of the Mac"

posted by Scott Benish on January 02, 2006

(Ed note: Title changed per Stowe’s comment.)

Stowe Boyd believes that this year will finally be the year of the Mac.

Given the recently revealed flaws in Windows’ security protocols, he writes:

How long will the 1990s positioning of Windows last, given this sort of nonsense? Why do businesses cling to the idea that the Microsoft stack and Outlook/Exchange are essential cornerstones of modern business life?

These flaws, combined with Macintosh’s imminent takeover of the home electronics market should have Microsoft running for the hills, says Boyd. But despite my hope that his prediction is correct - I can’t help but be a little bit skeptical.

After all, it’s not like anything has really changed. Macintosh has been acknowledged as the superior operating system for years. Windows has had security flaw after security flaw, but Mac has never been able to gain even 10% of the market share because until the developers go to the Mac, the people won’t follow. Why should 2006 be any different?

Don’t get me wrong, I see the whole home electronics thing as a big step in the right direction - but I certainly don’t expect an overnight coup d’etat.

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Jan 04  |  Stowe Boyd said:

Its either Stowe Boyd or Get Real, but not Corante predicting the year of the Mac.

Jan 04  |  -b- said:

Noted and updated, and still a great prediction. For 06, my deal (besides the blog book) is being militant about Macs.

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