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I found the answers to some of the questions about the movie. I couldn't ask about one question because the thread was locked. In the beginning of the movie when Steve was making the announcement about a partnership between Apple and Microsoft and the audience was getting off. What came of that agreement?

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among other things Microsoft bought a portion of Apple to keep it afloat after it was all but run into the ground in Steve's absence. I believe for a short time IE was the default browser in Mac OS and Office for Mac came to fruition. I'm sure I missed something but off the top of my head....that's all I can think of.


Here is a video. Steve Jobs explains it better than me.
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You can see the entire keynote from 1997 here...

http://www.esm.psu.edu/Faculty/Gray/movies.html

There are several good videos too.

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among other things Microsoft bought a portion of Apple to keep it afloat after it was all but run into the ground in Steve's absence.
BZZZZT wrong answer.

MS purchased $150 Million worth of Non-Voting Apple Stock and the two companies settled some long standing patent disputes. The purchase of the Non-Voting stock was part of the patent settlement and after the agreed 5 years MS sold all shares at a tidy profit. I stress Non-Voting as the stock was part of a settlement and MS never had a stake in or any control over the company.

Apple agreed to make IE the default browser o the Mac, but continued to ship the OS with Netscape pre-installed as well. Apple dumped both when they introduced Safari. MS agreed to continue to make Office for the Mac for at least 5 years, which they have continued well beyond.

The other terms of the settlement, including what MS paid Apple for withdrawing over a dozen other patent suits, most of which MS would have likely lost, have been kept a secret by both companies.


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BZZZZT wrong answer.

Oh, I didn't know this was a game show.

I stand corrected. Thank you.

So Microsoft's $150m investment in Apple had less to do with the financial situation of Apple at the time and was mostly part of the settlement of patent disputes?
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The URL in your first message backs up what Baggss was saying. Thanks for posting the URL to it as I had forgotten where it was on the net.
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Zing! Perhaps I will watch that movie today, I'm driving with the family to my sister's graduation from Lycoming (9 hours away). It's either that or True Lies
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Apple agreed to make IE the default browser o the Mac, but continued to ship the OS with Netscape pre-installed as well. Apple dumped both when they introduced Safari.
BZZZZZT
Macs still ship with IE preinstalled.

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Yep. Good call. I never realized that. You'd think that since MS discontinued IE for the Mac that Apple would dump it. Wonder if it will still be there in Leopard?


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I do not remember seeing IE on my Core Duo Mini out of the box. I just did a reinstall after my testing the mini with Vista and will go check.
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Ya, I looked at my wife's C2D Intel iMac. it's there. Runs WAY slow though....


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It is not on my MBP. At least not in the applications folder, nor anywhere Spotlight will show me.

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BZZZZZT
Macs still ship with IE preinstalled.
Where is it. Are you sure it wasn't simply copied over via the Migration Assistant?
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Where is it. Are you sure it wasn't simply copied over via the Migration Assistant?
Hmmmm...forgot about that......


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Internet Explorer for Mac ceased to be supported as of January 2006. Apple would never

a) ship Software that doesn't support up-to-date technoliges
b) ship a PPC applciation on Intel Macs.


http://www.microsoft.com/mac/product...ternetexplorer

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