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    Quote Originally Posted by Hierophant
    Plus Microsoft is a investor in Apple, having bailed them out of bankruptcy before.
    Not entirely true.

    Only reason Microsoft “invested” in Apple was as a way out of a big court case regarding licensing issues of certain products.

    Apple has since bought out all stock that Microsoft had in the company.

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    When Steve Jobs became CEO of Apple for the second time to bring them out of potential bankruptcy and pull the company around, Microsoft bailed them out with immediate capital of $150 Million dollars. It had nothing to do with court cases or any such blather. It had to do with Microsoft protecting a sizeable part of their marketshare. This was before the iPod, the iMac, and even the G3 processor. If Apple bought out the investment, that is really irrelevant to it happening.

    http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,5156,00.asp
    http://news.com.com/MS+to+invest+150..._3-202143.html

    In fact Apple lost the case when they sued Microsoft for the look and feel of Windows. So any settlement offer from Microsoft was not a result of that.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~mjohnsen/...s/appvsms.html
    http://www.freibrunlaw.com/articles/articl12.htm
    http://www.gesmer.com/publications/softcopy/20.php

    That is okay though. I know everyone simply assumes that Microsoft is the big bad company out to do everyone harm.
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    I know the original posts were meant for humor, but I thought these Apple concepts were actually pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hierophant
    Don't think those images are entirely accurate. I don't think Bill Gates could be considered and Apple hater when Apple is responsible for a measurable portion of Microsoft's income. Plus Microsoft is a investor in Apple, having bailed them out of bankruptcy before.

    (and yes, I know its a joke. But a little more research could have gone into it).
    Actually Apple bought back all the stock MS owned some time ago.
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