Apple’s New Zealand online store is up and running on a Microsoft IIS server rather than Apple’s own Mac OS X, according to Computerworld: “The new site, which launched on Monday, sells direct to the public and is similar in look and feel to the other Apple online stores around the world, however it is run by Renaissance, the local Apple distributor. Head of Renaissance’s Apple division Paul Johnston says he is aware of the incongruity… ‘It uses SQL Server in the back end and the pages are written in ASP. If we wanted to change that over at a later date to PHP, which Apple uses, there’s no problem with that whatsoever… To be perfectly honest the guys at Conduit didn’t have enough experience to develop the site entirely on an Apple. They are putting some of their people through extensive training so if I decide in the future to put the site over to Apple we can.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Since Apple uses Mac OS X on much larger sites than Apple New Zealand, this is not an issue except to those who want to try to make something out of nothing. Still, Apple should work with Conduit to move to Mac OS X ASAP.