Journal: News & Comment

Wednesday, July 20, 2005
# 4:10:00 PM:

Victory at last

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Mike Taylor ICI RuncornIt took long enough, but for the first time in almost 25 years, people bought more Apple personal computers than IBMs (how quaint of me, calling them "IBMs").

The IBM PC brand, however, is no longer owned by IBM, but by Chinese computer maker Lenovo, which has built most of IBM's machines for a number of years. And what used to be called "IBM compatible" PCs, now usually "Windows boxes," come mostly from Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and Gateway, who sell way more computers than Apple. And now way more than IBM/Lenovo too.

So my young geek self would have been overjoyed at Apple beating IBM. But for Apple users, IBM stopped being the enemy a long time ago.


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