posted on Aug, 17 2005 @ 01:01 AM
:shk: This is big business and people are playing for keeps. Apple despite the warm and fuzzy cult following it has plays just as nasty in the market
place. If they were so stupid as to leave thier big money making and high profile product, then they deserve what they get.
Gates did sell a product to IBM before he had it, but stealing is a bit overblown. Also, the origional Apple computer (Of which I still have one) was
hardly the warm and fuzzy Mac everybody assosiates with the company these days.
And lastly, Both Apple and MS benifited from the GUI work done by Zerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). And contrary to popular belief that APple
invented the mouse, it was invented by SRI International in Menlo Park, CA