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Subject:Apologies / More on MDJ From:Roz Ault - User Support Technology - ext 377 <AULT -at- FAXON -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 14 Feb 1997 10:35:51 -0400
My apologies for posting such a long message (Win NT
/ PowerPC) to the list twice.
When the original was bounced back to me, I jumped
to the conclusion that the list itself had rejected
it. Apparently it was actually one subscriber to the
list whose mailbox couldn't handle it. Have others
on the list had similar problems with postings?
CLARIFICATION ON RHAPSODY
One point that the MDJ article tried to
make, but which might not have been clear to people
who haven't been following the tangled path of Apple
system software development:
The next generation of Apple's system software
(code-named Rhapsody) will be competing directly
with Windows NT because it will run on Intel-based
machines. This is why it doesn't make sense for
Apple to worry about a version of NT that runs on
Motorola-based hardware (PowerPC).
Apple will be going head-to-head with Microsoft in
the system software arena, and attempting to divorce
their system software business from their hardware
Apple has already done that on a very small scale by
finally allowing Mac clones. But they still need to
get a piece of the Intel market, since it is so much
bigger than the PowerPC market, if they want to
increase market share.
This is why they bought NeXT -- to give them a entry
into that market. Of course, the key question still
remaining is what applications are going to run
under Rhapsody. People won't buy an OS unless it
runs the programs they need. So Microsoft still
holds a lot of the cards, given its pre-eminence in
the desktop software market.
Also, I've had inquiries about subscriptions to the
Mac Daily Journal.
You can sign up for a free trial and get more
I'd like to give MDJ a little plug, for anyone who
is interested in following developments at Apple
Computer and the Mac community as a whole.
Although the subscription cost is somewhat
high, the quality of information and of the writing