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Old June 9th, 2005, 05:08 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Greg Boston
Also, strong iPod sales have created what is called the 'halo effect' where iPod owners find out that they would now like to own a Mac and have done just that. The Mac mini is filling the bill for those folks. Estimates now show that Mac based systems are gaining market share, perhaps up to 15% by year end.
Here's an interesting viewpoint on the "halo effect" that Greg mentions:

Originally Posted by Patrick King
I think this move may even depress the stock price some until it becomes common knowledge that Gates offered to buy Job's shares (controlling interest) at a premium if Steve would position Apple to become part of the Windows family.

Microsoft Macintosh. Nice ring to it.
Or you could call that marriage Macinsoft. Yuck! Who likes soft apples?
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