Some of my observations on this:
1) I am buying this new PowerMac and I will like it. For me
these specs are fine, if there's FireWire 2. I have an iBook 500 and B&W G3 300.
2) Dartmouth is getting rid of lots of its Macs. While I'll buy this new Mac and like it, this new machine looks
bad compared to PCs. Especially when the person doing the looking is stupid and doesn't know what "ease of use" "MacOS X" or "Dual Processors" are. Either they need to tell people through the Switch ads about the megahertz myth, or they need to convey that Macs are more than Mhz. They're easier, more productive, and friendly. Again, Dartmouth is dropping Macs for staff, and DeLorme dropped Street Atlas. Some key pieces are starting to move against Apple, like Motorola sucking, developers dropping Apple, and the Switch ads SUCKING. Apple needs better marketing. They need to tell average people what we already know
. Dell users are used to being beat up when using a computer. They would LOVE the MacOS, especially OS X. They just don't know it
, yet....Microsoft may have been right with their pre-MWNY FUD. Paging Apple Marketing...
I am not flaming against Apple. Don't flame me. I am just trying to show everyone here how ordinary people will and do see Apple.
3) Also, Apple is not going out of business
I just thought that would be important to add... Since they have been through worse times
. Somehow they always pull through, and although Steve Jobs seems to be completely oblivious and/or arrogant sometimes I feel good having an iCEO at Apple. PCs are faster at some mthings sure, but all that accomplishes: They can crash Windows even faster!