Microsoft, Apple Sign 5-Year Software Pact: Some interesting news out of MacWorld.
Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, said in an interview Tuesday that the company won’t sell or support Windows itself, but also hasn’t done anything to preclude people from loading Windows onto the machines themselves.
“That’s fine with us. We don’t mind,” Schiller said. “If there are people who love our hardware but are forced to put up with a Windows world, then that’s OK.”
Nice slam at the end there. Dovetails nicely into this announcement:
Microsoft also said it had signed a five-year pact with Apple to develop versions of Office for Macs and announced plans to release a version of Office that will be compatible with Apple’s new Intel-based computers.
Joe is now going to get a MacBook Pro and triple boot it to Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows.