At the Apple Expo in Paris on Tuesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said: “Microsoft is copying us with its operating system… Dell’s trying to copy us with its hardware. That’s fine but we’d like to not give them a map and show them where we’re going to go. At least they can [try to] follow our taillights.”
Too many cooks in the kitchen
“According to the Apple boss, splitting technology into hardware, operating system and applications, and having three separate companies do each of the parts is not a recipe for a good piece of kit,” Jo Best reports for Silicon.com. “‘It doesn’t work for consumer electronics, it doesn’t work for videogames – that’s why Microsoft had to do the hardware,’ he said.”
Too many viruses in the Windows PC
Best reports, “He did, however, tip his cap to the PC for being responsible for the iPod to Mac ‘halo effect’, saying that iPod owners ‘maybe on Friday they get their 30th virus of the week on their PC and they decide to go check out a Mac.'”
Not too many great Apple apps will be coming to Windows
“Despite bringing Windows users into the fold with an iTunes for the PC, Jobs rebuffed the idea of making all Mac apps compatible with the Redmond giant’s OS,” Best reports. “‘We put iTunes on Windows and kind of helped them out there. Microsoft has to earn a living too – we’ll leave some software for them to write,’ he said.”
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