Linked by umad on Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:51 UTC
Apple I thought OSNews would be a good forum to talk about a matter that has been weighing on my mind lately primarily because the site has been so focused on Apple's patents and litigation as of late. The news that HP, the largest PC manufacturer in the world is spinning off or getting out of this business is what really prompted me to write this article.
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RE: Comment by phoudoin
by unclefester on Fri 26th Aug 2011 07:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by phoudoin"
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Nothing forbid Apple to port their operating system to the PC open architecture, which was NOT made opened by Microsoft contrary to what the article try to imply but by IBM.

Wrong. The BIOS was reverse engineered by Compaq. This allowed 100% IBM compatible clones.

If their operating system was available too on PC open architecture at time Microsoft released their Windows 1.0, there is no doubt that, indeed, Apple will have then get 95% market share.

Very unlikely. The Mac was an unloved orphan was almost no useful software when it was first released.

The fact that a very inferior operating system on an initially inferior hardware BUT open and standardized PC platform took over the well integrated Macintosh is very much telling: high integration is not the ultimate selling point for everybody. In fact, too tight integration is not that well selling.

Ever used DOS? I think not.

DOS was lightning fast on very low powered hardware and remarkably stable. However it needed some skill to use.

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