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Bill Gates: Apple must make Macintosh a standard

Lettersofnote: In June of 1985 Bill Gates sent a remarkable memo to both the then-CEO of Apple, John Sculley, and then-head of Macintosh development, Jean Louis Gassée, and urged them to spread their wings by licensing their hardware and operating system to other companies. Apple ignored his advice.

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Sobari1613d ago

As far as I know, Apple hasn't really taken advantage of the closed-environment they've got going with Macs. They function the same as any other computer, so they really should license it out, albeit with some restrictions to keep a level of consistency like with what Microsoft has down with their Windows Phone OS.