Apple, Microsoft, and Linux all in bed together?
April 5, 2006 at 7:19 AM
On the heels of the Microsoft does Linux announcement comes the Apple does Microsoft announcement. No folks, this is not some idiot April Fools joke, it's April 5th and I assure you this is very real. Which will, of course, beg the question What if Microsoft Bought Apple? Yikes. [thanks for the tips Tristan Louis, Garrett Dimon, and Thomas Vander Wal]
Microsoft buying Apple -the end of the world as we know it.
This is simply a coorporate win/win strategic move. Apple gets 10% rise on the Stock Exchange in a day and may double it's share of the computer market to 12%+. Microsoft sells more copies of Windows. And the punters, who give them their hard earned money, go weak at the knees.!!! Apple have only just begun to release machines that perform as they should and Microsoft admit that the only way to beat malaware attacks is to trash everything and reinstall Windows. The user has choice at a price.
Yeah, this is definitly a plus for the average pc consumer/ user. I had hoped that things would go this way either officially or unofficially since Apples switch to Intel CPU's. This way I can have the benefits of Apple's beautiful and efficient hardware while maintaining the ability to use Windows and related apps, which is a must for the majority of users out there. I'm also looking forward to getting to grips with Mac OSX. It also opens up the Mac Mini to many more people which is in itself an excellent and cost effective pc/ media hub.