Tmatt95 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 489 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2068 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.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21599 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2004 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.