"Today's closed source software vendors have a very neat, tidy
arrangement that works well for them on both the Windows and OS X
platforms. Create a software application that solves a need,
release updates and patches as needed, then collect the revenue
generated from the sale of the software.
"Then there is the PC hardware industry. Much like their
counterparts in the closed source software realm, today's PC
hardware industry is less focused on one platform only--it tends to
focus on both OS X and Windows. Because both platforms have
provided a well-developed means of ensuring compatibility through a
consistent set of development standards, developing hardware
drivers for both platforms is a painless experience for the most
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