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Acer Founder Says Apple Products Are Mutant Viruses, PC Brands Will Find Cure

Acer Founder Says Apple Products Are Mutant Viruses, PC Brands Will Find Cure

Posted September 9, 2010 at 12:43pm by iClarified
DigiTimes reports that Acer founder Stan Shih told reporters on September 8 that Apple's strong popularity is mainly due to products like the iPad and iPhone. He said these products are like mutant viruses, which are difficult to find a cure for in the short-term, but PC vendors will eventually find a way to isolate Apple and become immune.

Shih pointed out that Apple deserves to be respected, since it has a completely different strategy than other PC brands. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has always been looking for revolution, while other PC brands evolved naturally and are developing products in a more solid way, Shih commented. But based on the historical experience, a market that evolves naturally will always turn out to be much stronger, according to Shih.

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Sun_Lizard
Sun_Lizard - September 9, 2010 at 2:18pm
The cure will be when PC Vendors write their own OS for their hardware. They'll have to restrict developers to libraries that aren't as buggy as devs are apt to use and they'll have to quality control what gets created (to limit the number of un-documented features) and take responsibility for what they've done. Hmm. He could be right... they could cure this with a very Apple-like response. Go 'Banana' Computing.....
checkmate
checkmate - September 9, 2010 at 1:14pm
what a BS this guy obviously has no knowledge of computers Apple is Unix whereas "PC" is mostly Windows based on crappy OS that should never enter mass market
JDavila
JDavila - September 9, 2010 at 12:48pm
Sounds like he slept in the couch last night. Why does people have to state those bitter comments when they are in trouble? Acer's not performing as they would like to has no external causes: Is their own fault.
Andrew
Andrew - September 9, 2010 at 1:00pm
Steve should send him a signed iPhone4 for christmas!
iDammit
iDammit - September 9, 2010 at 1:04pm
@JDavila He isn't being bitter, he is simply expressing himself in a manner normally adopted by people for whom English is a second language. You need to read the whole article to understand his comments, At one point he even states that "Apple should be applauded".
random guy
random guy - September 9, 2010 at 1:04pm
He is just mad that since he works for Acer, he HAS to use Acer products and cant get himself an iPad/iPhone like all normal people.
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