Just for fun, if Apple went under, and no company took them over, or took over where they left off, and no more Macs or Mac OS X operating systems were being built/designed, would you switch to the dark side?
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BUT, I'd drive my current Mac into the ground, using the software as is for as long as possible.
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I think Apple going under would even further my resolve to use my mac... For what I use it for (web, office, basic layout stuff) I could keep going for a long while yet.
I'm pretty sure I'd use it for a long as I could (Heck, there are still people using Amiga's out there!) and then switch over to some flavour of Linux... Who knows though, maybe Steve et all would have the good sense to release their OS source code, and let linux benefit as much as it could from their demise.
If anything, Apple going under would probably make it even more trendy to use, and might even make certain machines worth even more as collectables.
Well, considering that I still use my PowerMac 6500/225 running System 8.6 (no support) in class with students....and it has been rock solid since buying it many moons ago....there would be no need to switch.
I recall a teacher a few years ago who had collected a massive amount of SE30s and Color Classics complete with ethernet cards. He had enough to place a computer on every desk. Students could print to network printers in the school, word pro, e-mail, hypercard and run other apps that surprised the kids.