Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Macintosh dealer opens

A new Macintosh distributor has entered the computer market in Slovakia. CDS, s.r.o., a newly-created sister company of Apple's third largest European distributor, MDS, announced in December the establishment of two new stores and a pledge to strengthen all aspects of Apple's distribution network with Slovakia's 26 Macintosh dealers, including subsidiaries.
Since 1991, Apple has had difficulty penetrating a market dominated since the Velvet Revolution by Intel-based computer distributors. At a press conference in Bratislava on December 12, Jean-Paul Rigal, Apple Inc.'s eastern Europe country manager, said, "the tough times are behind us," but added that now was the time to "demonstrate [Apple's] high dedication to support the resellers."

A new Macintosh distributor has entered the computer market in Slovakia. CDS, s.r.o., a newly-created sister company of Apple's third largest European distributor, MDS, announced in December the establishment of two new stores and a pledge to strengthen all aspects of Apple's distribution network with Slovakia's 26 Macintosh dealers, including subsidiaries.

Since 1991, Apple has had difficulty penetrating a market dominated since the Velvet Revolution by Intel-based computer distributors. At a press conference in Bratislava on December 12, Jean-Paul Rigal, Apple Inc.'s eastern Europe country manager, said, "the tough times are behind us," but added that now was the time to "demonstrate [Apple's] high dedication to support the resellers."

CDS, which also distributes Macintosh goods for MDS in the Czech Republic, plans to "reinforce" what Jozef Polomský, CDS's dealer coordinator in Slovakia called Apple's "negligible" 2.5 share of the Slovak market, of which the strongest segment is desktop publishing.

Polomský told The Slovak Spectator that Apple-Macintosh will also promote Macintosh products for use in science, education, small and home offices, the Internet, commercial printing and intermedia, architectural design and aerospace engineering.

Top stories

Daughter to father: I’m going to kill you

Children are often manipulated against their parents while authorities decide about divorces and custody.

Who will stand up for journalists in Turkish prisons?

Journalists living in countries where politicians (for now) do not send people to prison for their opinions, who only sigh in relief that they are lucky this story does not concern them, are deeply mistaken.

Protesters in front of the court building.

Camping in a tree? Try it in Bratislava

A creaking wooden floor and the wind swaying the branches of trees around you. Have you ever wondered how it would feel to spend a night in a tree house?

The tree-house at Kačín

Bratislava’s main railway station is getting a face lift

The derelict station still has to wait for its complete rebuild though.

The main railway station in Bratislava.