Ist Apple von Microsoft abhängig?


Einige interessante Ausführungen zur Geschichte der Abhängigkeiten zwischen Apple und Microsoft.
I, Cringely | The Pulpit: Free Flight – Why Apple is Pulling Away From Microsoft and Can’t Afford Not to Do It
„The story goes on and on.  Apple feels it needs Microsoft, Microsoft demands a pound of flesh, and Apple gives in.  Most recently this happened with web browsers as Microsoft periodically threatened to drop Internet Explorer for the Mac.  And they probably should have dropped it, too, since the Macintosh product was the fatal flaw in their „IE is just a part of Windows“ legal strategy of a couple years ago.  I took great pleasure at that time in asking Steve Ballmer what part of Windows was Internet Explorer for Macintosh?“