From: Paul Jakma (paulj at domain alphyra.ie)
Date: Thu 28 Jun 2001 - 14:03:32 IST
On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Thomas Bridge wrote:
> Of course - had Apple set up its OS in such a way that you could have
> "Apple Compatible" machines, it would probably be the dominant desktop OS
> vendor right now.
They did, PReP and CHRP.. and there was a thriving Apple clone market.
However Apple killed it by pulling existing licenses, changing
hardware and vigourously keeping it to themselves.
> hardware standards - it is almost impossible to cover all hardware
> possibilities for the Intel architecture and badly written drivers or crap
> hardware can affect the stability of the OS running on it.
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