“Unlike most personal computers that run on the Microsoft Windows operating system, Apple computers are based on a proprietary Macintosh platform,” as reported by Reuters here: http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=technologyNews&storyID=2124881
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Also in the same article, Reuters fail to report that the US$1999 Power Mac is a dual 1.25 gigahertz G4, by omitting the “dual.”
UPDATE: 11:53am: It’s spreading already, as Reuters does so well, the Houston Chronicle has picked it up: http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/business/1754546
UPDATE: 11:54am: Now Forbes has it, too: http://www.forbes.com/technology/newswire/2003/01/28/rtr861170.html
UPDATE: 12:15pm: CNN Money picks it up: http://money.cnn.com/2003/01/28/technology/apple_price.reut/
UPDATE: 12:17pm: It has spread to India: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?artid=35791438
UPDATE: 3:41pm: Reuter’s fixes questionable line in Apple Power Mac story: MacDailyNews story. Reuters fixed it at 1:05pm EST.