[ILUG-BOM] wold domination - Roadmap

Sat Jan 6 16:41:07 IST 2007

On Saturday 06 January 2007 16:24, Koustubha Kale wrote:
> --- jtd <jtd at mtnl.net.in> wrote:
> > On Saturday 06 January 2007 15:32, Koustubha Kale
> >
> > wrote:
> > > Whats the reason Apple is not becoming a OS vendor
> >
> > and
> >
> > > letting people like Dell sell its OS X?
> >
> > They would be writing drivers all day for new
> > hardware that changes
> > every qtr.

> Hardware vendors will support with drivers if the
> volumes are there. 

Apple does not use anybody's design. They take the chipsets, design, 
test, write the drivers, debug then farm out to a manufacturing shop. 
You cnt just buy any hardware and try to run OSx on top.

> And Apple is on good terms with the 
> Open Source community so that could be another way to
> go.

Ther are not. there were numerous spats about them merging patches.

> After all the OS is very good. Even commercially the
> revenues should justify the initial cost and those of
> working with hardware vendors. Are the revenues not
> tempting enough?

profit per unit effort. Their business model is about lifestyle and 
premium products. Not about lamington road hardware in white paper 
box tied with shoestring. They aren't interested in feeding the poor, 
just milking the rich.


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