Apple computers completed its switch to Intel Corp. microprocessors and previewed its next-generation operating system Monday, shifting attention — for the moment — from the company’s troubles surrounding the mishandling of stock options.
CEO Steve Jobs, speaking to thousands of engineers at the company’s Worldwide Developer Conference, showed off Intel-based Macs for professional users and servers for businesses. They replace the last Apple machines to run PowerPC chips built by IBM Corp. and Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
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Jobs also previewed the upcoming Mac OS X release, dubbed “Leopard,” taking a few swipes at rival Microsoft Corp. and its much-delayed Windows Vista operating system. Since Windows XP was launched in 2001, Apple has released five major updates to Mac OS X. Leopard is expected in spring 2007.
“Our friends in Redmond, they spend over $5 billion in R&D, but these days they just try to copy Google and Apple,” Jobs said. “So I guess it’s a good example of how money isn’t everything.”
What is Jobs intending to convey by saying “So I guess it’s a good example of how money isn’t everything”.Is he trying to say that Microsoft lacks talent..No I dont belive so if Microsoft lacks talent it won’t become such a big company of today.Apple makes product for its own hardware only a few users but that is not the case about Microsoft..It have to keep many thousand times customers satisfied.So building such a product will take time.
but these days they just try to copy Google and Apple,
Thats sounds really funny..I know a Apple which copied GUI from a Xerox..but whenever a talk on GUI implementation arises Microsoft copied Apple.Every comapany wants to give its customers more.Google recently launched Google Finance which is a FLOP if I say they just copied Yahoo! and MSN will any one agree.When Microsoft does something everything is wrong.