Apple in secret deal with Microsoft to hide Macintosh from world?

“The headline must be true because it’s inconceivable to me that a company as talented as Apple can be so bad at selling what is obviously a vastly superior solution to than the one that most people use,” SteveJack writes over in our Opinion section today. “Remember that 1997 dog and pony deal for $150 million in non-voting stock, the promise of Microsoft Office for five years (recently renewed for another five years), Microsoft Explorer as the Mac’s default browser, a broad patent cross-licensing agreement, and an ‘undisclosed’ amount to settle the ‘look and feel’ legal issues? What else was ‘undisclosed’ in that and subsequent backroom deals?”

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