[X4U] Apple's user base geezers?

Jens Selvig lstnmt at bresnan.net
Thu Dec 7 07:57:11 PST 2006

I spend a lot of my time working in the graphics/publishing worl.  
This breakdown of ownership is not valid in my experience. Apple's  
market share is still fairly low on a percentage basis of all desktop  
computers, but there are still a whole lot of Macs out there. And in  
my opinion users tend to keep Macs in service much longer than they  
do the PC's. An interesting question would be what percentage of  
working Macs are running OSX vs OS9 these days? I keep an old G3  
tower computer on hand to run OS9 when I need to but that is very  
infrequently now. I'd guess I have not booted that computer up for 6  
months or so.

Just today I read a news article stating that half of the 'business  
computers' in the US are not even capable of running Microsoft's VISTA.

And by the way, I am in that +55 group. ;(


On Dec 7, 2006, at 8:23 AM, nk wrote:

> I skimmed an article on one of the online mac zines saying  
> basically that  most people using macs are older (55+) whereas  
> young computer users are favoring pee cees.

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