Apple stores prep for a full-scale Vista attack. Why?

Summary:Does it seem odd to anyone else that Apple allegedly is planning an anti-Vista campaign that will be waged from within Apple's 170 retail stores?

Does it seem odd to anyone else that Apple allegedly is planning an anti-Vista campaign that will be waged from within Apple's 170 retail stores?

Perhaps I am an atypical Windows user. I have been in the New York Apple SoHo store once. My mission: To see the famed glass staircase. It's not that I hate Macs. I just am accustomed to Windows.

Maybe Apple thinks there's a large pool of switchers among iPod users who visit Apple's retail chains? Or might it be that Apple execs believe there's a huge, untapped market of first-time computer buyers who need some in-store persuading to convince them of the folly of their Windows-leaning ways?

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It seems to me Apple would do better to stake out Windows-PC outlets than continue to preach to the Mac faithful about the virtues of Mac Os X vs. Vista. What do you think?

Topics: Apple

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Mary Jo Foley has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications, including ZDNet, eWeek and Baseline. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT network. Got a tip? Se... Full Bio

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