How come Apple doesn't want Mac OS X to run on anything but Apple hardware?
I just wanted to know. I think they could make more money if it were PC compatible. Why isn't it though?
Asked By: wickedt1105 - 8/15/2008
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Apple has been most successful when they concentrated on making consumer products rather than licensing their technology to other companies. The darkest days for Apple were during the period that Steve Jobs was pushed out and Apple licensed their operating system to other companies, thus asking them to compete with... More
Answered By: SilverTonguedDevil - 8/15/2008
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They wouldn't. People would start to pirate it at the same rate they pirate Windows these days. Apple only wants OS X to run on Apple hardware so that Apple can sell more Apple hardware.
Answered By: cen - 8/15/2008
Cuz Apple is a greedy, selfish, Microsoft PC hating company.
Answered By: CuboneKing - 8/15/2008
Probably so they can sell more Apple hardware. People might not buy their comps if they could get in on a Dell, Gateway, HP, etc.
Answered By: Lindy - 8/15/2008
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