tmatt95
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Macworld Boston 1997-The Microsoft Deal

Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:42 am


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
 
MYT332
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RE: Macworld Boston 1997-The Microsoft Deal

Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:05 am

I miss ClarisWorks. Sad
One Life, Live it.
 
TedTAce
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RE: Macworld Boston 1997-The Microsoft Deal

Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:09 am

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.
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Klaus
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RE: Macworld Boston 1997-The Microsoft Deal

Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:35 am

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...!   

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ThePRGuy
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RE: Macworld Boston 1997-The Microsoft Deal

Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:46 am

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

Same. Ahhh memories.

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 2):

Well there quite clearly is a huge difference....
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tmatt95
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RE: Macworld Boston 1997-The Microsoft Deal

Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:58 am

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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