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[News] Everyone Gains, Except Windows

Apple's EU sales are thrice as nice

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| The European business of Apple Computer had sales of $4.1
| billion (£2.2 billion) in the 12 months to the end of September
| -- more than the combined total for its 2002, 2003 and 2004
| financial years.


Gates said that when Windows' market shared sinks below 80%, the monopoly is
broken. I happened to have thought the same thing. http://tinyurl.com/yb5uqn

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Students are Mac-in' it

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| Dude, you're getting a Dell! Well ... maybe not any more. According
| to the Office of Information Technology (OIT), 45 percent of
| computers  purchased this year were Macs, more than in any
| previous year. In 2003, when this year's seniors arrived
| on campus, just 15 percent of them chose Macs.


Google, Ask Gain Search Share; Yahoo, Microsoft Lose Ground

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| Thursday afternoon reported that Google increased its share of
| U.S. search queries in September to 45.1%, up from 44.1% in
| August and 43.7% in July. 


Tracking the conversion of machines to Linux is a tricky task, but its
installed base is increasing. Scare tactics are used to force OEM's never to
permit 'market share' figures to change. It's a matter of saving face to
keep the investors peaceful.

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