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Thread: The future of Apple and M$'s relationship




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    I just read this interesting article about the future relationship between Apple, M$ and the open-source community.

    Since M$ has pulled IE from the Mac, Apple seems worried about loosing Office for Mac too

    the article is here:
    http://www.newsfactor.com/perl/story/21762.html

    it was originally posted on 2003-06-18, so my apologies if this is old news to any of you
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Well, thats part of the problem with being so tiny of a company. Anyone you can get to code for you is like recieving donations, because unless you are going to charge ridiculous amounts for your software, its really tough to make coding Apple software worth while. There just aren't enough buyers to make it worth while.

    From the article. Microsoft has 150 Mac coders! And thats alot of paychecks to be supported by 5% of consumers just buying office software.
    "In their capacity as a tool, computers will be but a ripple on the surface of our culture. In their capacity as intellectual challenge, they are without precedent in the cultural history of mankind." - Edsger Dijkstra

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