My name is…and I’m a PC

In the tech arena, I’ve always sided with the upgrades, new fads and game-changers. The Mac is nothing new to the market, but it has clearly taken some of the stage as a PC competitor, and to hear Apple tell it, an overtly competent competitor at that.

If you have been watching any TV for the past year, you know that the Earth now only has two types of people: The PC and the Mac.

PCs were distinguished by Apple as the hurried and uptight businessman, and then reclaimed by Microsoft to portray the PC user as just about anybody with the “I’m a PC” ads. All the while, the Macs were being put in a more laid-back, cool and hip light.

Throughout it all, I wanted to know why Microsoft would allow another company to present themselves as a competition.

I’ve been like that until just recently. Numbers from the Global Market Share Statistics revealed astounding facts about percentages in Market Shares.

Apple only has less than 10 percent of the entire market share using their computers meaning their shameful percentage is at less than two digits.

So what is really keeping Microsoft on top? They know how to do the business right.

Apple’s tactic is one that I can only describe as pseudo-Nazism. They make both the computer and the operating system, which leaves owners of their devices with no choice but to remain in a state of fidelity.

They boast that their computers are virus free, more stable, faster and sleekly designed.

The only thing I can give them is their simple, albeit sleek design.

The only reason there aren’t many virus issues with Macs is because their market share is so small, no hacker really wants to waste time making a virus that is only going to affect such a low percentage of people. If you want to make some real money, why steal from the have-nots? So, they are safe as long as they stay small.

Their speed and stability is very debatable especially in personal experience. I work in a Mac environment and I have to constantly transfer my work to and from my laptop for better productivity because of that dreaded spinning rainbow ball on Macs.

Also, didn’t Apple just recently switch over from whatever they were doing for processors to the Intel ones that are practically old news to PCs?

Microsoft’s role in the computer market is simply to provide the OS for a computer. The user is left with the choice of where they want to buy the computer. Microsoft has their OS in computers made by Dell, HP, Gateway, and so much more, whereas Apple has limited themselves to just the computers they make.

In the end, it all goes back my question: why would Microsoft allow a company to come up against them? The answer is probably closer to the fact that in all actuality, Apple is doing more to hurt them than they have done to hurt Microsoft.