Staden for Mac/PC?

Andy Law Andy.Law at bbsrc.ac.uk
Tue Oct 8 03:45:19 EST 1996

In article <4VgPDbA+9NWyEw3m at genesys.demon.co.uk>, "Dr. Duncan Clark"
<duncan at genesys.demon.co.uk> wrote:

 >  I do not wish to start any flame wars about OS's but there has been a
 >  lot in the computer press in the last few months about Apple's problems
 >  with market share, finance etc. What happens if they go bust? Sure it is
 >  unlikely but who knows? I can't see Microsoft or Intel going bust.

Apple still has around 9% of the total PC market which is nip and tuck
with Compaq (I think) for the biggest single manufacturer share. With the
licensing of the OS to third parties, the overall number of MacOS systems
can only rise. Apple as a manufacturer may go away, but I reckon the OS
will survive.

As far as development goes, if Java ever lives up to the hype then this
issue may disappear. I'm not holding my breath over that one though.

Andy Law
( Andy.Law at bbsrc.ac.uk )
( Big Nose in Edinburgh )

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