Originally Posted by solipsism
Win7 is doing great. Its going to be MS best selling and fastest selling OS. That much is certain. I see no ad where Apple has lied. The closest one is PC saying that WIn7 doesnt have any of the issues that my previous OS had with Mac stating that hes heard that before. The other two are about giving Mac a try if you are going to have to move your stuff anyway.
Originally Posted by hiimamac
You know what worries me the most? if win turns out to sell awesome
and is leaps above XP, it is and every indicator points it is going to do well, Apple comes across as liars. Not to mention if it eve got out macs retail stores didn't update to leopard for almost 7 months after the release for their time clock, daily d, ordering computer combined with they run virus software, I think thst would be huge. Now add in The Courier is Msfts first ever computer that they control and this spells trouble....
Windows 7 will be the best Windows Microsoft has ever made. But remember, this is not so fantastic because in perspective Vista was rubbish and XP, 2000, etc. of course still had their issues.
In any case Windows 7 still has problems of drivers, defragmentation, random crashes, and all sorts of what I would call mostly "legacy" baggage.
I pointed out already a few times my random Windows Explorer crashes and difficulty finding drivers for a current-selling Linksys card. Aero is pretty but is likely to cause reduced framerates in games for some reason.
I think looking at 2010 to 2015 the Mac could inch towards 15% in the US but XP, Windows7 and Windows8 will be the 85% of business and home installed base.
Like someone pointed out the dark horse is Google, who could gain traction with their own free offline+online operating system sometime in 2010 to 2012, which could chew off 10% to 20% of Microsoft's market share. But this would be for much cheaper netbooks, basic cheap laptops and desktops, not businesses. Businesses as a whole will continue to chug along, not willing to take big "risks" moving away from Windows because the full global economic surge won't be singing again until 2012.
Again, this is all assuming the polar thingys don't shift or what not and Google doesn't buy out Dell LOL and other such "black swan" incidents.
Originally Posted by solipsism
...Quad is coming to notebook-class CPUs, but the real beauty of the new iMacs is the desktop-class CPUs. Id say that the change to a 16:9 ratio has, in itself, allowed for higher TDP chips in these new machines. The extra horizontal space allows for power hungry components to be separated more easily. If anything company forced Apple to release more desktop-grade components in their iMac line Id say its Dell, whose XPS One has been using desktop grade CPUs in the 24 model for some time now. Its certainly not because of MS.
It's not the 16:9, IMO, it is the 27". Once you move beyond 25" you've got a large surface area and it's thinner so airflow and heat transfer starts to look good. The iMac design more or less makes the whole computer something like one big heatsink-fan thing. Also Lynnfield (Core i5 in iMac and so on), while 95W (higher than say 65W)... has integrated memory controller and PCI Express controller on-die AFAIK... So you save on some northbridge chips and heat.
Also, all Aluminium backing means high conductivity of heat compared to plastic. I'm sure the back of the 21.5" and 27" iMacs will be warm to the touch like the 24" LED Cinema Display. Of course you still need fans in the iMacs but the large Aluminium backing definitely helps in some way.