THE SHY, retiring and softly-spoken Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer claims that the "tide is turning" against the fruit-themed outfit Apple.
Hacks asked Ballmer about the momentum Apple has experienced in the desktop and notebook computer market.
The Volish supremo said that more recent data showed that Jobs's Mob was taking a hit. He said that Apple had gained about one percentage point, but that the tide has really turned back the other direction.
One of the reasons was that the economy was not helpful because paying an extra $500 for a computer in this environment just to get an Apple logo on it was "challenging".
Ballmer added that manufacturers of Windows PCs have been stepping up their game.
Unfortunately, Dell's overpriced Adamo was the best example he could come up with. µ
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