Tuesday, November 08, 2005

One Million Windows users switch to Macs!!!

Really???

When analysts gush uncontrollably over companies/products they are enamored with, you get this drivel by one Charles Wolf.

In a report, he postulates the theory that:

“If we assume that all of the growth in Mac shipments during the past three quarters resulted from Windows users purchasing a Mac, then purchases by Windows users exceeded one million," the analyst said. "Indeed, the number of Windows users purchasing Macs in 2005 could easily exceed our forecast of 1.3 million switchers in 2006”

Wow!

Naturally, the blogosphere has taken the story, and run with it!

Headlines like ‘1 million Windows PCs junked for the Mac’ abound.

However, when respected sites/sources like Joe Wilcox (JupiterMedia/MicrosoftMonitor.com) don’t carry or comment on it, you know that it is smoke without the proverbial flames.

Remind me not to purchase any products that guy’s firm (Needham & Co) is peddling!

As usual, the crew at Ars Technica, whom I like as a BS Debunking team, have a little vignette on this issue.