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Does Apple Computer have a future?

What does everyone think of the future prospects for Apple Computer?
Will Apple still be in business ten years from now?
Yes, absolutely
Yes, probably
Yes, but not in its present form
I don't know
No, probably not
No, they're already dead they're just not broke yet.
What value is OSX to Apple?
Very valuable, it is a modern OS that brings macs up to par with PCs
It is very valuable to the company because they can easily port it to the PC
Valuable because it is unix based and taps into the open source movement
It is neither a help nor a hinderance to the company
Hinderance because niche apps for the Mac aren't written for it
Hinderance because of few apps and having to run classic apps in a virtual machi
Hinderance because of performance and device driver problems
It is a help for another unlisted reason.
It is a hinderance for another unlisted reason.
Should Apple get out of the hardware business and port all of OSX to the PC?
Yes, there is no way they alone can keep up with the pace of PC hardware development
Yes, PCs are cheaper and are what people buy
Yes, they will make more money if they do
No, that would mean they would have to compete.
No, they would lose money and eventually go under
No, its sacriligous(sp?)
Yes, unlisted reason
No, unlisted reason
What should Apple do to be more competitive?
Stop trying to change the world and start trying to make a better computer system.
Avoid taxes by filing for religious recognition.
Drop prices on their systems
Cultivate a developer base for new and better applications
Port their OS to the PC
Write Apps for both Macs and PCs where the file formats are identical and interchangable.
There isn't anything they can do, its all over but the shouting.
What operating system / environment do you normally USE?
AIX
BeOS
*BSD
Darwin
HP-UX
Irix
Linux
MacOS on 68k
MacOS on PPC
MacOS-X
MS-DOS
NextStep
OS/2
Solaris
QNX
Unlisted Unix variant
Windows 3.1
Windows 9x/ME
Windows NT/2000/XP
Other
What Operating system / environment do you PREFER?
AIX
BeOS
*BSD
Darwin
HP-UX
Irix
Linux
MacOS on 68k
MacOS on PPC
MacOS-X
MS-DOS
NextStep
OS/2
Solaris
QNX
Unlisted Unix variant
Windows 3.1
Windows 9x/ME
Windows NT/2000/XP
Other
If you were once a Mac user and have since switched to something else, what did you switch to?
AIX
BeOS
*BSD
Darwin
HP-UX
Irix
Linux
MS-DOS
NextStep
OS/2
Solaris
QNX
Unlisted Unix variant
Windows 3.1
Windows 9x/ME
Windows NT/2000/XP
Other
If you have not always been a Mac user and have switched from another OS, what did you switch from?
AIX
BeOS
*BSD
Darwin
HP-UX
Irix
Linux
MS-DOS
NextStep
OS/2
Solaris
QNX
Unlisted Unix variant
Windows 3.1
Windows 9x/ME
Windows NT/2000/XP
Other
Which do you think is faster in real world performance?
PC's running Windows
Macs running any version of MacOS
This poll was created on 2001-11-18 22:53:08 by kelticman1972