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>In article<>, Eric Stevens
><> 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.

But it's not with desktop PCs.
>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

A desktop computer sold is a desktop computer sold. It doesn't really
matter who the buyer is.
>that's also changing, as many companies are increasingly buying macs,
>such as ibm and general electric, for example.


Eric Stevens