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PBS/The Pulpit: How Apple is Using Open Source Software to Defeat Microsoft

Thanks to Bill Woods
for this link.

“Why did Apple bother open-sourcing this particular
code? The simple reason is to harness the testosterone of the Linux
and FreeBSD communities, but the real reason is to attack
Microsoft.”

“Linux is already taking what would have been at least $2
billion in annual sales away from Windows NT. Microsoft
spokespeople have said as much, citing Linux as a major threat to
NT. Poor Microsoft. Apple needs Microsoft, which absolutely
dominates the Macintosh application market. So even Steve Jobs, who
hates with a passion the whole idea of Microsoft, can’t publicly
oppose the boys and girls in Redmond. But open-sourcing is
politically correct. Even Microsoft has talked of doing it…”

Complete
story
.