The Power of Mac - Is OS X Ready for Me? - Low End Mac
Eric Schwarz doesn't like Mac OS X. Why? It doesn't have a Chooser (never mind the fact that you don't need it), he couldn't figure how to change his desktop, doesn't understand the fact that one doesn't need Extensions to change the look and feel of the OS, doesn't understand that the Network Browser is now a part of the Finder, etc. His list of complaints reads as a Manifesto For Those Who Fear Change, and are almost all based on ignorance. His one legit complaint is that you can't change hard drive icons, but Apple is fixing this in Mac OS X 10.1. A disappointing read.
Sowing the Seeds of Mac Mania- BusinessWeek
Charles Haddad takes a look at Apple's retail strategy and likes what he sees. On the negative side, he quotes studies that are 2 years old to back up the idea that a huge percentage of iMac buyers are new to the platform. That may still be true, but the studies are too out of date to quote for today in our opinion.
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