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    Quote Originally Posted by fryke View Post
    To learn. If in your first week you accidentally try that "sudo rm -rf /" command and delete your Mac's harddrive and have to reinstall, you're taught not to meddle with Terminal.app unless you know what you're doing. Just as an example. I think it's very healthy to dig a little and just go ahead. A testdrive, so to speak.
    Well, this is why you can also set up a VM with whatever OS you want and tinker with that. FOr example, I have various Windows VMs and GNU/Linux VMs in VMware Server on my Windows computer at work. On there, I test stuff and sometimes I end up breaking things. All I have to do is revert to a snapshot that I've taken earlier and I'm back in business.

    Of course, that's not always an option especially with OS X which won't install on VMs like VMware and Parallels (unless it's OS X Server). For this reason, I usually set up a spare Mac or PC and tinker that way. If it breaks while I'm trying something out, then I either try and fix it or just reinstall. I would never do this on a production computer that I use for everyday things.
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    Vista is really killing microsoft right now. It's a matter of security winning out over freedom.

    Mac's marketshare, I hear, has risen from 4-5 to about 8%. Not sure if that counts the sheer ubiquity of the ipod...Macs are easy to use and they have consistent interfaces. Windows has...windows. That's about it. But I don't want to start another poo storm mac vs. pc on this thread.

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    Marketshare worldwide of just USA?
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    Marketshare. I heard this figure on Leo Laporte's netcast This Week in Tech. Not sure where the figure comes from. I assume it's total world marketshare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natobasso View Post
    Marketshare. I heard this figure on Leo Laporte's netcast This Week in Tech. Not sure where the figure comes from. I assume it's total world marketshare.
    I had heard that particular episode and I had read about it way before that. The numbers were only for US marketshare, not global.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nixgeek View Post
    I had heard that particular episode and I had read about it way before that. The numbers were only for US marketshare, not global.
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    More analysis on Apple's marketshare:
    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/RD/Hom...90BCFD5CC.html

 

 
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