sn4265 writes: I'm curious about what other readers think about Apple continuing to embrace their closed platform model. Sure Apple makes a profit on the hardware side and would potentially lose some of this revenue, but what about the upside? I believe the estimate right now is that Apple has about 3% of the desktop OS market with Mac OS X. Microsoft on the other hand dominates this market, and yet Vista the most recent offering from Microsoft has been met with horrible feedback and acceptance in many areas. Wouldn't this be the golden opportunity for Apple to release a version of OS X for general population to buy and installation on commodity PC hardware? I could see Apple easily tripling or more their desktop market share in the first year, and along with users will come even more developers and applications. I know that I would be in line to buy it the day it went on sale.