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Schaller: Wayland in Fedora update

Schaller: Wayland in Fedora update

Posted Jul 5, 2014 19:38 UTC (Sat) by roblucid (subscriber, #48964)
In reply to: Schaller: Wayland in Fedora update by jspaleta
Parent article: Schaller: Wayland in Fedora update

Apple are still a minority product, there's a lot of ppl who won't buy Apple, not only because of cost, but dodgy security record, their inflexible approach and ecosystem.. and also seing ppl burned by expensive hardware which expensively packed up or is limitted due to stupid assumptions in their account system (ipad2).

Chromebooks, are bought by ppl because they're cheap and don't have the maintenance burden. They haven't exactly set the world on fire.

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Schaller: Wayland in Fedora update

Posted Jul 5, 2014 22:30 UTC (Sat) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198) [Link]

Apple may not be the majority because there are more than two companies which sell computers but they are either the number one or number two vendor of computers, they sell just as many MacBooks as lenovo sells ThinkPads, but not as many as all the other vendors combined. In IT services in the US they seem to be close to 50/50 though against all other vendors.

Chromebooks may not be setting the world on fire from your vantage point but I think they are like a large whale under the surface where you can only see a fin, they are largely consumer and not business devices and are not fashion accessories so you don't see them at work/conferences and people don't talk about them so much but a Chromebook was the number one seller on Amazon for a while, they are selling like hotcakes.

Schaller: Wayland in Fedora update

Posted Jul 8, 2014 10:21 UTC (Tue) by niner (subscriber, #26151) [Link]

The last time that Apple was among the top 5 PC vendors was in 1996. Except for the U.S. Apple is close to irrelevant as a PC vendor. And even in the U.S. Apple has only about 13 % market share.

Schaller: Wayland in Fedora update

Posted Jul 8, 2014 14:59 UTC (Tue) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198) [Link]

There doesn't seem to be worldwide numbers for Apple but as you pointed out they are the number 3 vendor in the US and as I was pointing out earlier, anecdotally, they seem to be around 50% of technical services market which is not irrelevant, it is in fact highly influential given the number of developers who are in the US and using Macs. Go to a conference and see what people use, at least in the US Apple is the dominant vendor for developers workstations.

Schaller: Wayland in Fedora update

Posted Jul 10, 2014 15:57 UTC (Thu) by roblucid (subscriber, #48964) [Link]

I was going by the UK sales figures, which is where they sell best in Europe, IIRC was only 27,000 units in 2013. Sorry, don't have handy link was reported in The Register.

Schaller: Wayland in Fedora update

Posted Jul 10, 2014 16:29 UTC (Thu) by mjg59 (subscriber, #23239) [Link]

Apple sold around 16 million Macs last year. They have 37 retail stores in the UK. Are you really suggesting that (a) the UK accounts for 0.2% of Apple's sales, and (b) that each Apple store in the UK sold an average of 2 Macs a day with none sold online?

Schaller: Wayland in Fedora update

Posted Jul 11, 2014 11:12 UTC (Fri) by roblucid (subscriber, #48964) [Link]

Sorry, that reply was meant for different part of thread, and referred to Chrome books, not sure how I replied in wrong place, but I did :)

Apple are doing pretty well and Chrome books have visibility in stores to, so I would have expected larger sales given their lower cost.

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