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Apple waiting to fall… on Microsoft

I’m not the only one who thinks Mac OS X is a skin on Unix — an amazingly good one indeed, but still effectively a skin. And although Apple is damn good at building software, the company’s approach has grown from the idea that the business is in selling hardware. Now if (notice that I didn’t say “when”) they decide to let their hardware business dwindle away, they might be able to pull this skin onto another BSD core, and make it a Mac OS x86.

Now where do you think this move would put Microsoft?