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and bought Apple, would this lead to a rise in Linux?
Google would become Apple
Amazon would become Google
Facebook would become Amazon
Friends Reunited would become Facebook
I don't know what to make of this.
Will it still taste the same? Maybe it will be better.
I'm nervous but also a little excited.
Perhaps even aroused.
surely they'd be buying Microsoft.
The biggest city in the world.
Or the biggest one shaped like a fruit. I don't remember.
it's the other way round.
that YOU don't mean anything.
but over $150bn more
A common misconception is that the higher the stock price, the larger the company. Stock price, however, may misrepresent a company's actual worth. If we look at two fairly large companies, IBM and Microsoft, on February 15, 2013 stock prices were $199.98 and $28.05 respectively. Although IBM's stock price was higher, we can see that MSFT's market cap of $234.6 billion was actually larger than IBM's $225.1 billion. If we compared the two companies by solely looking at their stock prices, we would not be comparing their true values, which are affected by the number of outstanding shares each company has.
i haven't mentioned stock price.
DEFINITION OF 'MARKET CAPITALIZATION'
The total dollar market value of all of a company's outstanding shares. Market capitalization is calculated by multiplying a company's shares outstanding by the current market price of one share. The investment community uses this figure to determine a company's size, as opposed to sales or total asset figures.
what you posted up there ^ was that people misconstrue the price of an individual share as representing the company's worth. Market cap is the value of all shares as you say here, so is better at measuring size. The IBM Microsoft examples you posted upthread explains it pretty much
share price = value of 1 share
market cap = value of 1 share x number of shares.
but clearly you had mentioned it since it's implicit in the calculation of Market Cap, no?
I don't really know what you're arguing with Antelope.
I disagree and thought he was confusing share price and market cap.
I mentioned share price implicity with MC yes, but i didn't mention it as a method of measuring a company's size.
Can we stop this and just be friends, Theo.
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But then I *am* Theo so I will point out that you absolutely mentioned it as a method of measuring a company's size: "apple are almost twice the size of microsoft in terms of market cap"
I think what we've all learned here is Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Two Tribes is still very very relevant. :D
Sunk Kil Moon and which one is War On Drugs
Wouldn't that be against monopolies legislation??
I think post-Windows 7 it's pretty clear that Microsoft have gone completely nuts. They are like a dying whale, lashing out and trashing all around them.
It's kind of depressing, really. We're all going to end up with Macs, which I wouldn't mind except that OSX isn't really an improvement enough to deal with the Stalinist rigidity of its "Do it our way or have a fucking headache" attitude.
the past four years and it still hasn't happened, from what I've seen of Windows 10 it looks like definite step in the right direction, and I don't see business users adopting OSX with it's relatively restricted software ecosystem any time soon.
From a consumer perspective I wonder if we'll see more people switching to android devices in the future.
That's the metaphor for computers that makes the most sense for where and how they're used - hence MS Office, not MS Building Site or MS Factory.
That's what the underlying problem was with Win 8, I reckon - not the tiles per se, but the way the start screen took you away from the desktop every time you pressed the Windows key. It broke the nice comfy metaphor of being at a desk, and that's what freaked people out.
Apple haven't deviated from this either for their 'computer' OS. In fact, iOS looks like a little desktop for phones and tablets.
And for various reasons, not least that MS IT technicians are far cheaper to find and employ than Linux ones.
Apple hasn't gone for corporate but it is very popular in business, none the less, it just depends on the type of business.
Look at screenshots and the like and you'll find that OSX is becoming the defacto for anything that is a web-based generic. Part of the reason is that the cost difference is so much smaller now. Building your own PC is really reserved for hardcore PC gamers and buying a desktop box is a vanishing business. So now everyone's after laptops and the margins are very small in a lot of key areas.
Key, in my mind, is the fact that the more Apple take market share, the more perception of computers remains the same. The old "it just works" Apple claims are sort of dying down as we discover that computers are still fundamentally annoying and shit.
because it isn't that easy to use. Even Ubuntu has it's issues that need a more technical person to fix.
That said, I was reading yesterday that Windows 10 will include a package manager. About time Windows took on Linux's good sides.
and bought DiS, would this lead to a rise in Post Office usage?