ComputerWorld reported today that Apple now sells one in six laptops in the U.S., and is in third place behind number two Toshiba and number one H.P. Apple beat out Gateway (my computer vendor for my two business laptops) for the third place spot.
I believe the major reason for the surge in Apple sales has been drive primarily by the market's disappointment in Vista, further exacerbated by Microsoft's poor treatment of the market with WGA. I've heard many a professional non-Apple user in Orlando express a poor opinion of Microsoft since January, saying that they would probably buy Apple, at least for home or personal use.
It will be interesting to see if Linux too can take advantage of this ever growing dissatisfaction with Microsoft in the marketplace, especially on notebooks.