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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Friday 27 March 2009 16:28 : \____
> It's almost painful to point out how absurd these numbers are. For
> starters, Apple's "market share" is based on a loose definition of market
> that has nothing to do with Apple. PC market share numbers as reported by
> groups such as IDG and Gartner were invented in the 90s to flatter
> Microsoft and marginalize competitors, providing a quotable metric to
> prove that nobody could possibly compete against the monopoly, so why
> even try.
It's the same with TCO. The genesis of the term comes from a Microsoft-Gartner
Regarding IDC, they intentionally count just /revenue/ on /sales/ from /big
vendors/. They keep it consistent so as to be comparable.
Both Gartner and IDC were caught engaging in corruption with Microsoft.
Fortunately, Comes documents all of this.
~~ Best of wishes
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everything that Netscape does packaging and product wise."
--Jim Allchin, Microsoft
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