But try as hard as it wants, Apple just can't seem to bring itself
to truly rain on Windows 7's launch party. Truth be told,
though Apple will never admit it, its very good friends with
Microsoft. After all, Microsoft offers one of the most popular
pieces of software for Macs -- Microsoft Office for Mac.
And for the last three years two of the most popular operating
systems on a Mac besides OS X were Windows
XP and Windows
Vista. Apple may pretend that Windows is buggy and worthy
of scorn, but when it comes down to it, the allure of the productive,
functional OS is too much to resist and too much to deny its
Apple even showed Microsoft a bit of love on Windows 7 launch day.
Responding to a deluge of comments from Apple MacBook owners
pleading for official Windows 7 Boot Camp support, Apple revealed
that it will be adding support for the new OS before the end of the
Granted, it won't be adding support for all Macs. Certain
older iMacs and MacBooks Pro from 2006 won't be allowed to use
Windows 7. Its unclear why, considering these computers have
Intel processors and in theory could have specs more than capable of
running the new OS.
Mac owners looking to get their Windows 7 groove on can probably
it already, following the directions posted here.
quote: Microsoft Office was introduced by Microsoft in 1989 for Mac OS, with a version for Windows in 1990.
quote: In 1997, five years after the lawsuit was decided, all lingering infringement questions against Microsoft regarding the Lisa and Macintosh GUI as well as Apple's "QuickTime piracy" lawsuit against Microsoft were settled in direct negotiations. Apple agreed to make Internet Explorer their default browser, to the detriment of Netscape. Microsoft agreed to continue developing Microsoft Office and other software for the Mac over the next five years. Microsoft also purchased $150 million of non-voting Apple stock, helping Apple in its financial struggles at the time. Both parties entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement.