22/08/2005

Microsoft makes a fortune out of Apple

Microsoft makes a fortune out of Apple

This isn;t really news at all. A while back Microsoft invested $250m in Apple to stop it going down the tubes. Why? Because

i) Microsoft didn't want to be the only OS for PC's (this is before Linux was but a techie toy) as they'd be hit with monopolistic problems.

ii) Mac software accounted for a considerable chunk of revenue and MS has the biggest Mac dev team outside of Apple.

There's somewhere in the region of 7m copies of Office for Mac out there, which is a LOT of dollars.
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