In article<firstname.lastname@example.org>, Eric Stevens<email@example.com> wrote: > >> >> On a current iMac it can easily take an hour or more. Tedious. And no > >> >> reason to make it so difficult other than the Apple aesthetic. > >> > > >> > the reason is that opening a computer is rarely done, if ever, and > >> > optimizing for that scenario stupid. > >> > >> By that reasoning, all PC box manufacturers and assemblers, including HP > >> and Dell are run by stupid people. > > > >pretty much, and a very accurate assessment of dell. > > They must be doing something right. They have twice the market share > of Apple. market share doesn't matter and apple doesn't chase it anyway. apple, with it's supposedly 'low market share', is on the verge of becoming the first *trillion* dollar company, while hp, with 'twice the market share of apple', is but a tiny fraction of apple, currently about $35b. if anyone is doing something right, it's apple. also keep in mind that most of hp and dell sales are corporate contracts, not end users, which is a totally different market segment, something those who mindlessly spout market share numbers fail to understand. that's also changing, as many companies are increasingly buying macs, such as ibm and general electric, for example.