“Are Apple computers better than Windows PCs? The guy who led development of Microsoft’s new versions of Windows apparently once thought so,” Daniel Lyons reports for Forbes.
Lyons reports, “In a January 2004 e-mail to Microsoft chiefs Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, Vista boss Jim Allchin said he would buy a Mac if he wasn’t working at Microsoft.”
Lyons reports, “Allchin, who is now a co-president of Microsoft, was complaining to Gates and Ballmer that Microsoft had lost its way in developing Vista and lost sight of what customers wanted. The e-mail has become public since it was cited by attorneys in Iowa who are pursuing an antitrust case against Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft.”
“Allchin has announced plans to retire from Microsoft after the commercial version of Vista ships at the end of January. Note to employees of Apple retail stores in Bellevue, Wash., and Seattle: On or around Feb. 1, be on the lookout for a white-haired man wearing a Groucho mask, furtively purchasing an iMac,” Lyons writes.
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