FWIW, while Fester [Steve Balmer] keeps going around telling people that “96 out of 100 times, people choose Windows,” his own people know (and will admit) that in the U.S. we’ve got about 10 percent, and since almost zero of that comes from enterprise, this means that in the U.S. consumer space we’ve got about 20 percent.
Now think about that. We’re one company, with five notebook models and about that many desktops (depending on how you count them). We’re up against all of the other PC makers in the world — that’s dozens of companies, with hundreds of models — and the world’s largest software company.
And yet, in the U.S. consumer space, we sell one out of every five machines.
Apple continues to do well as Fake Steve points out and CNET backs up (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10409462-37.html). They just squeezed some money out of me for a new laptop - 13 inch MacBook Pro. From what I can tell, its a good looking, sturdy, and fast machine that should serve me as well as my last Apple laptop - a six year old Powerbook G4 800MHz.