Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

Summary: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak discusses whether Apple's technologies can become standard in the enterprise overtaking the PC. "It can happen, but it's still going to be gradual," Wozniak says. "Everybody sees the writing on the wall."

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak discusses whether Apple's technologies can become standard in the enterprise overtaking the PC. "It can happen, but it's still going to be gradual," Wozniak says. "Everybody sees the writing on the wall."

Topics: Apple, Hardware

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  • Hopefully not

    Much better, given the constant improvement in hardware and the development of virtual technology ... would be a redundant, OS-agnostic architecture.

    I want to run [application] on [device].
    If a disk fails the system handles it.
    If the OS fails the system handles it.
    If the connection fails the system handles it.

    I want 'RAID6' (or better) on all system components ...

    ... if I work for Vogue magazine I'll take a jewel-encrusted iPad ... if I'm at home I'll have an A0 Windows 7 tablet on which I can rest the popcorn and glass of wine.

    When are you guys going to realise this?
    jacksonjohn
    • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

      @johnfenjackson@... Well put and to the point unlike the software elitists quarrelling over the greasy nuts&bolts.
      The majority of the community just want functionality relevant to the specific environment. I want a thin client pad at work, a navigation/browsing/media streaming system in my car and an A0 table & live wall at home.
      I really don't give a sh!t if it is apple or linux any more; i am too busy to wank over the architecture. I just want plug&play and my generation make the purchase decisions.
      Steve__Jobs
    • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

      @ dvm

      The point he was making isn't about the time it takes to go to sleep, the point was that it always recovers, where most PC computers take forever to recover, and to time/Crash while recovering!

      That was the point! who really acres how fast the computer takes to goto sleep, you told it to sleep because you were done with it. and your argument about x1600 ATI garbage, well think now Apple is on nVidia, so who cares about ATI, ATI is trash on PC to, but are you crying about that, Nope. Your ranting as a Windows Clone/Slave, you can't defend your statement so don't say anything!!
      Ez_Customs
      • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

        @Ez_Customs,
        "where most PC computers take forever to recover, and to time/Crash while recovering!"
        Care to post stats supporting your post

        "and your argument about x1600 ATI garbage, well think now Apple is on nVidia, so who cares about ATI, ATI is trash on PC to, but are you crying about that"

        He posted that Apple computers are trouble free and I posted a link proving otherwise. Another example is the heat management problem with the MacPro and i7 processors,
        http://www.macnn.com/articles/10/04/26/temperatures.surpass.boiling.point.in.tests/
        Is this a fault of ATI too?
        dvm
  • Apple conquer the enterprise ?

    I hope never as this will be a real nightmare and it will hurt the PC business beyond comprehension.
    It would be much better if a Linux distribution conquer the enterprise and become a true challenger for Microsof there.
    timiteh
    • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

      @timiteh
      How so? Who really cares about the PC business? Adapt or get out of the way.
      itguy08
      • Who cares!?

        @itguy08 <br><br>I care! I don't want a 1984 society, where I have one <S>man</S> pompous idiot telling me how to run my machines, or telling me he knows what is best for me, tyvm!<br><br>And adapt to what? Desktops aren't going anywhere soon.
        The one and only, Cylon Centurion
      • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

        Funny, Nobody has told me what I can and can't do with my Macs. I can get all I need from the Internet. Plug in a "PC" hard drive (did just that on my Macbook to upgrade the storage), RAM, etc.

        Anyone can make software for the Mac. In return for this "Closed" system, I get a computer that sleeps and wakes 100% of the time, runs really well, and is as reliable as my TV (ie: works all the time).

        It's not as bad as you think.
        itguy08
      • Neither is Windows.

        @itguy08: <i>It's not as bad as you think. </i>
        ye
      • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

        @itguy08 - Bill Gates is no longer involved in the industry so you can relax. Yes, desktops are now fading out, they remind me of minis & mainframes of the early 80's. Apple wiped them out, now Apple is doing the same to Desktops, so we can be thankful of that.
        Pederson
      • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

        @itguy08,<br>"I get a computer that sleeps and wakes 100% of the time, runs really well, and is as reliable as my TV (ie: works all the time)."<br>Good it works for you, because a lot of people had issues with Mac OS when it sleeps and hardware reliabilty,<br><br><a href="http://www.zdnet.com/blog/apple/when-snow-leopard-is-slow-to-sleep/7519" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.zdnet.com/blog/apple/when-snow-leopard-is-slow-to-sleep/7519</a><br><br><a href="http://www.zdnet.com/blog/apple/mac-pro-apple-finally-addresses-problems-with-some-ati-x1900-xt-video-cards/8286" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.zdnet.com/blog/apple/mac-pro-apple-finally-addresses-problems-with-some-ati-x1900-xt-video-cards/8286</a>
        dvm
      • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

        @Cylon Centurion 0005

        What he means by adapt, is you have to move with Computer technologies or stop using it. That is exactly what PC compatibles do, they adapt, adapt to mac ways, using there own twist!
        Ez_Customs
      • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

        @ye
        Windows is as bad as people make it out to to be, the difference is that people ADAPT TO WINDOWS, NOT WINDOWS ADAPTING TO PEOPLE!!
        Ez_Customs
      • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

        [i]Neither is windows

        @itguy08: It's not as bad as you think.[/i]

        Yeah it is. I can avoid Apple. I can't avoid windoze.
        ahh so
    • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

      @timiteh

      Thats real funny you say it that way. I mean the influences are UNIX and similar MAC. Windows has been built just behind Apple MAC OS the whole time, and then later Linux started Chasing UNIX and ApplE MAC OS. get a bigger Foot to stick in your mouth would you!!

      Personally, I honestly beleive the MAC computers if not so expensive would be more popular, and with all the talk about Apple opening License to hardware compatibility< Apples gonna be able to lower Costs, and become more common now! apple has always been the PC manufacture that pushed technology, and riven Windows and Linux builds. This is everyday knowledge. If it wasn't for MAC OS in the garage, Windows never would have happened, it would have remained a DOS OS
      Ez_Customs
      • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

        @Ez_Customs that is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Are really saying that if Jobs an Woz hadn't come along we would all still be working off a DOS prompt. Please those guys didn't invent the UI.
        jhuddle
    • @timiteh Just curious, why Linux? [nt]

      [nt]
      olePigeon
  • RE: Will Apple conquer the enterprise? Woz: It can happen

    @Cylon Centurion 0005

    People are slowly realizing that for reliability you want a closed system.

    And the malware infection fallacy has been proven time and time again to be false. Most widely used Web server = Apache, most hacked = IIS.
    itguy08
    • Another unsupported "statistic".

      @itguy08: [i]And the malware infection fallacy has been proven time and time again to be false. Most widely used Web server = Apache, most hacked = IIS.[/i]

      Do you have any supporting links for this statement? Or is this yet another one of your "I said it so it must be true" statements?
      ye
    • Whee!

      @ye

      China and South Korea support the assertion that IIS is most hacked. Or are those countries mere anecdotes?
      zkiwi