BusinessWeek’s Arik Hesseldahl has some very interesting observations from an HP analyst meeting earlier this week: a bunch of the analysts were using MacBook Pros. HP CEO Mark Hurd went so far as to call one out during the meeting. Her response:
“My problem isn’t with HP notebooks,” she said. “It’s with Microsoft.” Concern about viruses, spyware and the many hours of lost productivity that derives from them was the reason for her choice.
What Hesseldahl doesn’t mention is that until recently, it was common for these PC industry analysts to call for Apple to drop the Mac OS and focus on producing “stylish” computers running Windows.
★ Thursday, 14 December 2006