|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.
, I might add...!
[Edited 2006-10-08 18:36:49]