“To Macintosh purists, Apple’s release of software that allows its computers to run Microsoft’s Windows XP is a heretical development. Yet many also thought it was inevitable since Apple stunned the technology world last year by making computers with chips from Intel, a once-unthinkable notion,” Mike Yamamoto blogs for CNET. “Philosophical debates notwithstanding, the timing couldn’t be better for Apple from a business standpoint. Less than two weeks ago, Microsoft shot itself in the foot with its delay of Vista, the successor to XP, providing Apple with a golden opportunity to win over customers who might have been waiting for the next Windows operating system.”
“All this makes for a complicated mix of reactions among bloggers, at least in their initial take. Some are pleased that they can run more applications on a Mac, but many are simply disappointed that Apple is sanctioning what they consider the inferior work of its villainous rival,” Yamamoto writes.
Blog community responses in the full article here.
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