Microsoft: Apple’s enemy or savior?


Author: JT Smith

NewsFactor Network writes: “Five years ago, Microsoft and Apple signed a controversial pact that brought the two firms together in a software development and innovation-sharing relationship. Since then, the relationship has blossomed. By delivering two of the most critical applications for Mac OS X, Internet Explorer 5 and Office v.X, Microsoft’s Mac business unit has become more of a savior than an enemy to Apple. NewsFactor spoke with Kevin Browne, general manager of Microsoft’s Macintosh business unit, about his firm’s evolving relationship with Apple, the current array of Microsoft Mac applications, and prospects for another five years of partnership.”