September 11, 2001

OS X: to PC or not to PC

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "Despite its speed advantages I have always speculated that Apple only remained within the 6800, 604, G3 or G4 family of processors primarily because of the licensing restrictions Microsoft imposed upon PC manufacturers throughout the years. In a compelling turn of events, part of the proposed Microsoft penalty for anti-competitive business practices includes requiring that the company no longer lock PC makers into agreements requiring the promotion, distribution or use of Microsoft products. If there ever was a time when Apple could broaden its market share through licensing agreements with other PC manufacturers, it is now."


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