$200 Millllion Projected from Leopard

As many of you may be aware, the pool of Mac users has grown significantly in the past year or so. Some of you may be included in that growth. Well it was what, almost 2 years ago now that the move to Intel chips was announced? Doom and gloom were the general consensus. (The joke in “Wait for it, Wait for it” describes the way most seemed to feel about it. And on a separate note, sorry for stirring the pot on what movie that title was a line from – I can’t remember either!)

The insanity over this announcement had people going so far as to claim that Jobs was lining things up to have Windows run on Macs (well, that’s actually true!) and ditch OS X completely. That was madness then, and clearly madness now. The user base is stronger than it’s ever been, and largely due to the Intel move and the subsequent interoperability it has offered.

Now there’s the prediction that Apple will generate $200 Million in revenue just from releasing the next OS X version, Leopard (or 10.5) later this year. I guess it’s a good thing they didn’t go dropping the operating system for Macs in favor of Vista, eh?


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