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Actually it's the 'Be' OS that they bought and have been toying withThis is not correct. The Be OS people (Gasse in particular) did negotiate
I haven't learned that yet. I will admit that the $600 million that
Haven't we all learned that the MARKET is everything--technical superiority
matters not if the product is not marketed properly.
prices and through intense marketing. (It also doesn't hurt that they haveIt also doesn't hurt that most computer journalism hacks like to follow
an entire (free) newservice with hundreds of newsgroups covering all
aspects of all their products, maintain very extensive web sites, offer
instant upgrades for most products over the net [until the next major
release], and offer a state of the art web browser FREE to all--not just
Apple marketed academia very smartly early on while IBM did not. As we seeDo you have some evidence for this .... market studies......
in this discussion, much of the loyalty to one product or the other comes
from to which machine one first became accustomed.
many others have said) that there is no one 'best' system. I just hope allOf course if microsoft falls to the java gods
the Mac fans don't end up with drawers full of useless 'Amiga (aka Mac)'
software like I did.