iPod Makes its Mark - Beginning of End of Microsoft?By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
According to Steve Jobs keynote address at Macworld, 14 million iPods were sold in the holiday quarter (compared to 4.5 million a year earlier); 8 million videos sold through iTunes since October 12, when videos were first offered.
Apple’s retail stores also had their first billion-dollar quarter!
Jobs introduced a super cool new accessory for the iPod. For $49, you can now buy a remote control that also serves as an FM tuner.
The new iMac, Intel’s new “Core Duo” dual processor chip, is two to three times faster than the previous iMac – for the same price. The new iMacs will also include software to ensure all software made by other companies (like Microsoft) will work on its new Intel-based computers.
The key hindrance to adoption of Mac’s in the enterprise was interoperability of Windows software, especially MS Office.
In short with perfect interoperability (hopefully) now there isn’t any good reason to stick with Microsoft OS, is there?