September 18, 2011 1 Comment
Even though Steve Jobs has declared that we live in post PC world. But it is still a fact that majority of worlds computers run Microsoft Windows. A staggering 85% of world’s computers run Microsoft Windows. Having said that, Apple has not dominated the desktop space since early 1980s. Since that time Microsoft has only grown its lead and mercilessly crushed all opposition in the process.
Today, the space has little competition barring a few million Macs (5%) or a meager Linux (1%) install base. This can all change in an instant if Apple decides to change one thing. Offer their OS X Lion on PC Platform.
Already, Hackintosh (Bootlegged Macs running on PC hardware) are a craze among the underground community. Hackintoshes have shown the way that the hardware and software can work wonderfully together. It is just up to Apple to officially support it.
If Apple does decide to offer its Operating System for non Apple hardware, there will be a huge paradigm shift. A large number of computers, especially in the corporate world, will switch to Macs. And here is why:
- Better, stable and reliable Operating System than Windows.
- Viruses do not work/affect Mac as badly as they do on Microsoft Windows offering better security.
- Mac OS offers better quality products (app store, iLife, Facetime etc) that people will love to have on their PCs.
- Cheaper than buying a Mac hardware
- Steve Jobs stamp on the Operating System
- Adding millions of new machines without needing to ramp up production within Apple factories. A cheaper and faster proposition
- Allowing even a larger number of computers access to its highly lucrative App store. The billions of downloads could simply become trillions in a matter of months.
- Allowing it to compete better with Google (with its ChromeOS and Android) and Microsoft operating system
- With more users experiencing the power of Mac operating system, it will enable them to sell even more iPod, iPhone, iPads and even its hardware (Macbooks etc). Thus creating a hypergrowth in their various product segments.
- Sell the dream of Mac everywhere