Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jan 2007 16:58 UTC, submitted by alcibiades
Apple "The lines between the Mac OS and Windows are starting to blur. And that portends major changes going forward in the world of PCs. At last week's MacWorld, a little company called Parallels won awards for the latest version of its hit product, which enables you to run both operating systems at the same time on a Macintosh. It's a major breakthrough."
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by ari-free on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 06:03 UTC in reply to "RE"
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Apple once tried the mac clone idea before and burned a lot of companies when they turned it off. They were burned themselves since the clones were better than what Apple could produce.

I also can't see Apple throwing the OS to everyone and writing drivers and supporting every possible configuration. This was one of the most important reasons why Be inc failed and why only a free (as in $) open source OS has a chance against Windows in the PC world.

Apple feels that phones and not computers are the path to greater growth. They'll leave the mac alone and intel is just a cpu that nobody sees.

The other thing is that they gave up on the open source x86 kernel precisely because they didn't want mac on other pc's. There's a limit how many times you can change your mind and still be taken seriously.

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