Enterprise Applications: 10 Things Apple`s Mac OS X Needs to Stay Competitive

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2009-12-11 Print this article Print
10 Things Apple's Mac OS X Needs to Stay Competitive

10 Things Apple's Mac OS X Needs to Stay Competitive

by Don Reisinger
Apple's Mac OS X has enjoyed unprecedented success in the marketplace over the past few years. The operating system that was once considered the "also-ran" is now a viable alternative to Windows. It has become such a great operating system that some of the design ideas Apple has incorporated into Mac OS X has possibly inspired features in Windows and Linux. Needless to say, Mac OS X is a well-respected OS. But that doesn't mean it's perfect. Mac OS X has several areas that are in desperate need of attention. The operating system doesn't have social elements. Third-party software support is still light years away from where it should be. The operating system just isn't providing the full end-to-end solution that both consumers and the enterprise are looking for. And it's incumbent upon Apple to get working on improving the operating system so it can adequately address the desires of today's users. Realizing that, eWEEK took a look at the Mac OS X improvements Apple needs to make in order for it to be considered the best operating system on the market.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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