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Macworld Boston 1997-The Microsoft Deal  
User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1491 times:


I found this on the internet and found it very interesting.
I agree with everything that was said there by both people.
If only Steve knew that close to 10 years later he would be putting his name to phrases such as "Microsoft turn your photo copiers on" etc
I really hope he does not completely loose sight of what he said there.
Matt

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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1483 times:

I miss ClarisWorks. Sad


One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

I think John Dvorak was right when he claimed that there will be no diference between a MAC and a PC in about 10 years.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1427 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 2):
I think John Dvorak was right when he claimed that there will be no diference between a MAC and a PC in about 10 years.

Even Bill Gates has apparently given up any hope of that to ever happen...!

In 1997, Jobs had just returned and had begun to turn the company around again. Burying the (patent litigation) hatchet with Microsoft and securing MS Office availability were important milestones on the way - a year later the iMac was introduced and Apple's resurgence began which is still going on today.

It was primarily a tactical move.

Compatibility did indeed become ever more important at Apple, but there can be no doubt that they're not interested in peaceful coexistence as a niche player next to the Microsoft dinosaur.

Fortunately, I might add...!   

[Edited 2006-10-08 18:36:49]

User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 1):
I miss ClarisWorks. Sad

Same. Ahhh memories.

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 2):

Well there quite clearly is a huge difference....


User currently offlineTmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 3):
Fortunately, I might add...!

I agree, it is only when there is competition we see true advances from BOTH sides. Being a monopoly is not good for any company in my opinion as the companies tend to lose drive to innovate,
Matt


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