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Jon Udell: "Displayed on their gorgeous Aqua screens was the Mac's newest and most unlikely killer app: SSH, the secure shell, in all its 80-column, 25-line splendor."

David Ness 7715 days AGO
Some people come to the party late. Udell's remarks are eerily similar to some remarks another of the seven dwarves (Doc Searls) made last May when he also saw the early signs of this sea change. Problem is, since May, Apple sales don't seem to following this path. The iMacs, no longer the `design darlings' that some loved in January are gathering considerable dust in Apple stores, even though their price has been dropped. Apple has moved from profit into loss, and AAPL, at $24-$25 in May is now at $14 and change, a little lower than it was in 1990. If I understood the data presented on Apple's Conference Call last Wednesday, store sales are only averaging about $7k/day/store. So if it's a `sea change', it looks to me like it's an ebb tide...

chris 7713 days AGO
I think the iMac designs have worn off, but still - the current line of Apple notebooks feature some of the slickest portable computers to run UNIX on and come with the undeniably slickest UNIX available. The overall effect on the Apple bottomline, tho, most likely resembles a couple of pond waves rather than a sea change.

stephan schmidt 7713 days AGO
I like my ibook, which is the best that happened to me since my bebox. Nice unix but also the commercial software I need (fireworks, word for receiving attachements, ...)

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