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The what now? Apr. 5th, 2006 03:08 pm

(If they stop producing OSX I will be *pissed*)

From: babysimon
Date: April 5th, 2006 - 02:18 pm (Link)
Logical progression. Haxx0rs were going to do it anyway, they might as well sell it. I would expect / hope to see a virtualisation-based equivalent within a year or two.

OS X is still where it's at for them. It's Apple's (not very) secret weapon. If they stop producing it they turn into Dell. And I don't think they're dumb enough to do that.
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From: azekeil
Date: April 5th, 2006 - 02:46 pm (Link)
That's just the thing - Apple realise they can't compete on price compared to the commodity hardware that Windows will run on. Apple's business model is now to run on commodity hardware - no hardware to get locked into (any more).
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From: fellcat
Date: April 5th, 2006 - 10:14 pm (Link)
Noone has yet explained to my satisfaction why Apple are using Intel chips anyway.
From: oilrig
Date: April 5th, 2006 - 03:29 pm (Link)
according to the bbc:


the intention is to use XP for games, and OSX for everything else
From: redcountess
Date: April 5th, 2006 - 04:39 pm (Link)
Well, they're committed to at least one more major release (Leopard), so they say.
From: mooism
Date: April 5th, 2006 - 05:02 pm (Link)
If they stop producing OSX, Quicktime will die. And iTunes would get hurt.

Not to mention they’d lose half their customers just like that.
From: flewellyn
Date: April 5th, 2006 - 06:07 pm (Link)
I wouldn't sweat it. OS X is so central to their business, that killing it would basically kill them.
From: silenttex
Date: April 5th, 2006 - 07:56 pm (Link)
Why would they do that? They have no plans to support XP or other Windoze format, they aren't shipping/selling it. They seem to have realised that geeks would be attempting (and succeeding) to run XP on the new Intel Macs, so they may as well release their own method for doing so. (And it seems a far more user-friendly method than the hacker method) Particularly as Microshaft have removed Extensible Firmware support from Vista.
I know there are many IT support staff who have to support both platforms who regard this as a godsend.