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Mac OS X for Windows Users: A Switchers' Guide by David Coursey

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Column 3 Will Microsoft pull the plug on Apple?

David Coursey,

Executive Editor, AnchorDesk

Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Is Microsoft going to kill Apple Computer? Some may say it’s already happened, at least from looking at the relative dominance of Windows over Apple’s Mac OS. But I’m talking about Microsoft pulling the plug on Office and Internet Explorer for Mac OS.

Is this actually going to happen? I don’t think so. Apple CEO Steve Jobs doesn’t think it will happen, or so he said during a meeting I had with him last week to discuss this and other topics. I’ve heard the same from the people at Microsoft who develop the Mac applications.

BECAUSE OF A CONTRACT between Microsoft and Apple that runs out this summer, I think it’s very important ...

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