Linked by MOS6510 on Sun 6th Oct 2013 10:59 UTC

This wasn't Grignon's typical route to work. He was a senior engineer at Apple in Cupertino, the town just west of Campbell. His morning drive typically covered seven miles and took exactly 15 minutes. But today was different. He was going to watch his boss, Steve Jobs, make history at the Macworld trade show in San Francisco. Apple fans had for years begged Jobs to put a cellphone inside their iPods so they could stop carrying two devices in their pockets. Jobs was about to fulfill that wish. Grignon and some colleagues would spend the night at a nearby hotel, and around 10 a.m. the following day they - along with the rest of the world - would watch Jobs unveil the first iPhone.

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RE[5]: Next thing
by Tony Swash on Mon 7th Oct 2013 11:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Next thing"
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Apple is a fashion company, not a technology company. That is why only portable products from Apple has become a success...

Other than being the most successful PC OEM, biggest Unix software business, biggest online seller of music, largest digital content business and most successful retailer on the planet, other than all that it's just mobile stuff based on fashion.

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RE[6]: Next thing
by Johann Chua on Mon 7th Oct 2013 12:51 in reply to "RE[5]: Next thing"
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biggest Unix software business


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RE[7]: Next thing
by Tony Swash on Mon 7th Oct 2013 22:47 in reply to "RE[6]: Next thing"
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"biggest Unix software business


As of September 2011, OS X is the second-most-active general-purpose client operating system in use on the World Wide Web, (after Microsoft Windows), with an 8.45% usage share according to statistics compiled by W3Counter.] It is the most successful Unix-like desktop operating system on the web, estimated at over 5 times the usage of Linux (which has 1.5%).

The most common version of Unix (bearing certification) is Apple's OS X, while Linux is the most popular non-certified workalike.

Apple ship between 3 and 4 million versions of a certified Unix OS each quarter. I am not aware of any other vendor that ships certified Unix in greater numbers.

This page explains what Unix certification is:

Apple Mac OS X was certified to UNIX 03 in 2007.

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