Poll of the Day - Should Apple decouple the OS from their hardware?

Alex Eckelberry, president of Sunbelt Software, thinks that it's time for Apple decouple the OS from the hardware if it is to really eat into Microsoft's market share.

Alex Eckelberry, president of Sunbelt Software, thinks that it's time for Apple decouple the OS from the hardware if it is to really eat into Microsoft's market share.

However, I will make the observation that Apple has no chance of making real gains on Windows without decoupling their OS from their hardware. Why Apple won’t do this is beyond me. Who cares about higher revenue from selling hardware? It’s the profit that matters — I’d rather sell something with a 99% gross margin (like Windows), than sell hardware at a gross margin of 35%. And I’d rather take over the world than be satisfied with single-digit, albeit growing, market share. (Fill me in if you know more — I’m certainly not an expert on Apple’s internal thinking, although I may need to become one.)  

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