If and when Apple *ever* releases a version of OS X that will run on a non-Mac PC, it surely won't cost $30. People who buy Apple-branded PCs called "Macs" generally pay a premium of hundreds to thousands of dollars more for the *same/equivalent hardware* that is available from other x86 PC companies--that's why Apple charges only $30...because you have to buy a Mac from them before it will run! (Microsoft lets you buy your computer from whomever you choose.) You think Apple is going to give up that hardware profit margin and start competing with Microsoft as a software company? I say, "Not a chance"...;)
Yea, the over-50 crowd is a lot smarter, then...;) Why on earth would I want to jump back to a Windows 9x-level OS again? If I jumped on the iOS/Android train...that's exactly what I'd be doing, especially in terms of hardware & software support, and talk about OS security--there's no comparison. The cell-phone device OSes are disasters waiting to happen. No, thanks--I want my computer to support a ton of hardware & software that neither OS X nor iOS nor Android support. That's really obvious to anyone who uses a computer to any degree--cell phones aren't in the same league with personal computers. And, why should they be? PCs (and Mac PCs) are an order of magnitude more powerful at computing.Why wouldn't they switch? Apple and Android own the smartphone and apps world. I said it before and I will say it again, I think Microsoft's headaches are just beginning. I have an Office subscription,but am thinking of dropping it, it isn't worth it. I certainly would not buy a Windows subscription, and if Microsoft did that, it would be about as popular as Windows 8.
I think Windows exists today only because of the over 50's crowd, whats happens when they all die?
If you can get by with a cell phone then you obviously don't need a personal computer...;) It's a fairly simple, straightforward proposition. Not everyone is computer material--no shame in it, it's just the way things are. But there's also no reason to start confusing x86 personal computers with common cell phones, either!