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  Tim O'Reilly's WWDC Keynote Manuscript
Subject:   When will the OS be free of the hardware?
Date:   2005-03-29 19:46:51
From:   AndyKirk
Response to: When will the OS be free of the hardware?

This might be an urban legend but of course it seems believable and is repeated often enough in OSX+intel discussions. MS invested some US$300M in Apple in the late '90s, when Apple really needed the cash to keep going. It was viewed by many as MS making sure they had a competitor to point to in any antitrust/monopoly cases against them. The rumor is that a condition of the investment was a non-compete clause on the intel platform. If true that's more evidence of their anticompetitive, anticooperative business practices.