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Sunday, February 13, 2005  

OS X spreading wings

...scuttlebutt that three of the biggest PC makers are wooing Jobs to let them license OS X and adapt it to computers built around standard Intel chips. Why? They want to offer customers, many of whom are sick of the security problems that go with Windows and tired of waiting for Longhorn, an alternative.

posted by pradeep | Permalink | (4)


Any competition to MS is welcome but Apple is also a very IP centric company that stifles competition like none other. Itll be a two-headed dragon than one :(

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 7:36 AM 

Thence will arise a third front (Google, possibly).

IP Centric?
If you mean 'protection', I guess it's fine. Can you clarify?

By Blogger pradeep, at 11:14 AM 

I did mean Intellectual Property. From architecture to SW, everything is locked down to the tune of people never making money without MS or Apple making money first :(

By Blogger The Last Blogger, at 1:37 PM 

Flexibility in IP protection is always a possibility, but in practical terms, I do not know of an alternative solution to what companies as MS and Apple are practicing.

I am not a champion of Open Source, but its influence certainly provides check points for companies in question.

Debatable topic.

By Blogger pradeep, at 8:48 AM 

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