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Old 02-19-2005, 11:44 AM   #1
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Question MS and Apple Joining Forces ?

I know it's a far-fetched idea BUT... wouldn't it be cool if Microsoft and Apple joined forces? What would become of the PC industry? Would Longhorn be called "WinMac Longhorn Edition"? Would you be able to choose what UI you wanted? Would Windows finally be stable?
Post your thoughts and ideas here. Post what you think would happen if MS bought Apple or if they joined forces.
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Old 02-19-2005, 11:45 AM   #2
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I know it's a far-fetched idea BUT... wouldn't it be cool if Microsoft and Apple joined forces? What would become of the PC industry? Would Longhorn be called "WinMac Longhorn Edition"? Would you be able to choose what UI you wanted? Would Windows finally be stable?
Post your thoughts and ideas here. Post what you think would happen if MS bought Apple or if they joined forces.
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Old 02-19-2005, 12:15 PM   #3
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lol your dreaming..the only time ms will help apple is win apple came out with imac g3 and ms had to help their asses with it
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Old 02-19-2005, 12:24 PM   #4
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Yeha, just like how I think Sony, Nintendo and Xbox should join forces and make the baset and most advanced console ever
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Old 02-19-2005, 12:29 PM   #5
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Uhhh didn't you have another thread about this?
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Old 02-19-2005, 01:49 PM   #6
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I did but this one has a poll. I don't know what happened but when I was configuring the poll I noticed I made a mistake and so when I hit back and i corrected it must have posted it twice, the corrected version with the poll and the uncorrected version minus the poll. If there is a admin reading this, could you please add the posts from the other one to this one and delete the other one? Sorry!
This is the corrected version!
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Old 02-19-2005, 01:52 PM   #7
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I know, I know, but this thread is meant for dreamers! I wanted people to post what would out of it! LOL! That's alright though!
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now way, M$ stands for evrything Apple stands against. lol.
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Sony and Apple are joining forces...
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Old 02-19-2005, 02:07 PM   #10
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No they shouldn't. MS would ruin the purity of MAC OSX Tiger. Apple would not be dumb like that, they have much more power currently then Microsoft in the stock market, and are growing EXPONENTIALLY. Why would they want MS to come in and weigh them down with their low stocks, bad sales, and problems with..... get this.... TRYING to sue Linux (AHAHAHAH!! They are trying to sue millions of people!! DUMBASS MICXROSOFT!!!!
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Old 02-19-2005, 02:11 PM   #11
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No, they shouldn't. One will eventually take over and that is that.
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I don't think that apple and microsoft joining would be a dream.... more like a nightmare lol
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I am with crazyman their prices would skyrocket through the roof.
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micro and apple hate each other never would happen ever.
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Yeah, it could never happen... besides.. it would be like the worst of both OS's.... Down with microsoft and apple, go linux!
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And on that note Rakedog - your signiture is too long

Nah, well it is, but yeah - Microsoft and Apple do different things in all. Microsoft offer the computer industry a way to put an Operating System on over a billion computers - none the same. Apple offer an Operating System barely stable even though it has only a few dozen system differences. Then of course there's Apple's other things, and Microsoft's other things, neither really touch.

Apple and Microsoft could join, in a foreseeable Future, and it would be a perfect dream however - it would involve Apple's Programmers and Experts moving to Seattle, and Apple's Shareholders being paid a good deal of money.

It would be very good though. Some of the graphical things the Apple Programmers do are very nice, especially the Apple Programmers at Microsoft. It would be nice to have them all working on PCs. Maybe in the Post-Blackcomb Timeframe
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Yeah - I said it before in the same Thread Microsoft will only join forces with Apple when they move to Redmond.
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Microsoft nor Sony are helping Apple.. Apple is dead in the personal computing market, despite what AMD ZEN says...

"Why would they want MS to come in and weigh them down with their low stocks, bad sales, and problems with..... "

Microsoft has excellent sales and is one of the largest companies in the US. Low stocks? Do you even know what stocks are, dude? It just doesn't seem you do. You need to do your research before you make stupid claims.
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I've never really put much umph in Stocks. They don't make too much sense.
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No they shouldn't. MS would ruin the purity of MAC OSX Tiger. Apple would not be dumb like that, they have much more power currently then Microsoft in the stock market, and are growing EXPONENTIALLY. Why would they want MS to come in and weigh them down with their low stocks, bad sales, and problems with..... get this.... TRYING to sue Linux (AHAHAHAH!! They are trying to sue millions of people!! DUMBASS MICXROSOFT!!!!
Microsoft are a far far far lager company that apple are, (or have ever been), they are not growing exponentially, that would be crazy. i'm not sure you know what corperate growth is, I'm also not sure you know what exponential numbers are.
when and if aple do grow exponentially, the cmopany will go bust, because so many share holders will predict a fall that they wil quickly sell their shares and share value will plumit faster than it went up! when the company is worth less than it's debt it's in serious shit.

so far as microsoft trying to sue linux, Intellectual property theft is intellectual property theft, no matter how many people do it.

If everybody stole things from you would that make it perfectl all right and perfectly leagal? no thought not.

as far as the pure stability of OSX goes, UNIX cores will do a lot for crap OS's won't they?
Mac couln'd even make their own (best to date) OS.
they gave up on their own failing bug ridden technolgies and brought in a unix core. thats what makes OSX so stable...
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