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Mactel alliance could boost hardware sales

As most of you in the computer world know, Apple has decided to make the switch over to the x86 architecture (with Intel) for their computer processors. Until that happens, many have speculated what possibilities that alliance could conjour up. For me, I’m looking forward to the day I can buy a Mac with a dual boot option for Mac OS X and Windows operating systems. Let’s be real here. Windows isn’t going away and most of us still use Windows to do our jobs.

Steve Jobs (CEO of Apple) has decided very firmly on not licensing Mac OS X to the PC hardware platform. However, he isn’t going to stop people from installing Windows on his Mac Intel hardware. That may well turn out to be a very wise move for driving more hardware sales over to Apple. I can just imagine someone at Apple’s marketing team coming up with a tagline, “Buy Apple hardware. Run both Mac OS X and Windows.”  If I were the Dell Computers of this world, I’d be concerned. Maybe not now, but if Apple finds ways to lower its costs, then all of a sudden it becomes very interesting indeed.

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