Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 1st Apr 2006 16:48 UTC
Apple Today, 1st April 30 years ago, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer, one of the most influential (whether you like it or not) and recognizable (oh yes) companies in the tech industry. Various websites have articles in celebration of this landmark, here, here, here, and here. Happy 30th birthday, Apple. Now, chop chop, get us that Intel iBook.
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Mac OS X and generic hardware
by leech on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 18:20 UTC
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I still think it'd be in Apple's best interest to sell Mac OS X as an OS for generic x86 hardware, especially if it used 64bit extensions. Sure, people would pirate it, but people are pirating the hacked version now anyway, they may as well release it for the honest people out there as well!

If you think about it, that's how Windows got so big, it was pretty much the only choice for a very long time, especially since Microsoft wedged it's way into the OEM market. I can bet that Dell would distribute Mac OS X based systems in a heartbeat. This would gather more developers and with more software being developed, would gather more users.

Of course it'd more or less kill their hardware sales, but from what I understand right now they make more money on their iPods than they do on selling their Computers.

Just some thoughts. A very happy birthday to them! Though I always prefered the Atari and Amiga computers... ;)


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