Leopard Claws Vista in Recent Survey

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Computer World reports that Leopard recently dumped Vista in a corporate satisfaction survey. Mac business users were more than 5x more likely to say they're 'very satisfied' than Windows Vista users.

A poll of 2,200 U.S. corporate computer users was conducted by ChangeWave Research in February. 53% of those using Mac OS X 10.5 reported that they were very satisfied. 40% of those using Windows XP and only 8% of those using Windows Vista said they were very satisfied.

Paul Carton, director of research at ChangeWave Research says that Apple continues to set the standard for corporate customer satisfaction. That, coupled with the fact that corporate buying plans for Macs remain at historically high levels indicate that users like what Apple is doing.

7% of those surveyed said their company would purchase laptops from Apple in the next 90 days, holding at the same percentage from a similar survey conducted by ChangeWave Research last November. Most other vendors dropped in the survey. Fewer companies plan to purchase Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba notebooks.

Microsoft Windows Vista continues to struggle. Symantec users still can't download Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and one of the three engineers who developed DirectX says 'Vista blows.'

While Apple continues to show some sales strength, it remains a minor player in the market. The general pace of U.S. corporate computer sales looks to be slow in the next quarter.

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