Oh damn folks, Apple is on a roll like no other. We can add Mac OS X Snow Leopard to their growing list of ginormigantuous successes in the last year. According to market research firm The NPD Group, the updated OS sold twice as much at release than its predecessor. The firm attributed Snow Leopard's low prices to the software's success.
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Now that we've seen the results of Apple's fall salvo, we get to wait and see how Microsoft's big rollouts go. October will see the release of both Windows 7 (and the slew of new computers that will bring) and the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 (and its requisite smartphone launches). There is a lot of buzz around Win 7, and the sheer amount of 'suck' contained in Windows Vista will make 7 look mounds better by comparison.
Don't forget, new Macs are due to hit sometime in the next few weeks. That could lead to an added boost in Snow Leopard sales, and renewed interest in Macs across the board. I have a feeling some folks in Cupertino are going to have a very merry Christmas.