Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Jan 2010 23:31 UTC, submitted by jebb
Apple Now this is material that piques my interest more than anything: insights from one of the bigger names in the industry. Jean-Louis Gassee debunks the "Apple-must-license-its-software-or-die" myth by looking back upon the past - and if you don't know who JLG is, then please take that dunce hat and stand in the corner for three hours, contemplating your existence. Note: OSNews has a bug with using diacritic marks on the front page, so JLG's name is misspelled. It is correctly spelled in the article body.
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RE[7]: License or die?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 21st Jan 2010 15:56 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: License or die?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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At some point it turns into a matter of opinion, but safe to say I disagree. The original Ipods didn't start selling until they and itunes were available for windows. Mac vs PC commercials wouldn't have been effective if there weren't already early OSX adopters ( unix geeks) there to tell their friends they were ok.

So maybe its not all product quality and not all advertisement, but maybe a mixture of the two.

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