I wonder how long it'll take the otherwise intelligent geeks at /. to finally figure out that Apple is just as dangerous as Microsoft.
That happened long, long ago. But the Apple folks have also crowded on here in the last handful of years. Hell, there's a whole apple.slashdot.com domain now for them. When Slashdot first started, Macintosh was a joke, not anything people here took seriously. When Apple was taken over by NeXT and they facelifted NeXTStep OS it's face lift (after spending hundreds of millions of dollars proving that the programmers at Apple weren't capable of producing a robust worthwhile OS on their own- there are two major failed attempts and who knows how many others) a number of people jumped over to 'Mac' because it seemed 'cool' and the GUI layer Apple was capable of slapping on top seemed pretty nice.
Apple has ALWAYS been as dangerous, or more dangerous, than Microsoft. The whole Windows Monopoly is the fault of Apple. Back in the early years of the Graphical User Interface, there was the Mac, and there were a handful of competitors, most of them running on 'PC Compatible' hardware.
Apple SUED THEM ALL and drove most of them out of business. They killed GeoWorks. They killed the GEM desktop.
They couldn't kill Microsoft. In effect, Apple did Microsoft's work for them, running all their competitors out of the marketplace, preparing the way for the Windows Dominance we now have.
Yes. Apple's practice of SUING ALL COMPETITORS is what drove the market to Windows. The Windows dominance is Apple's fault.
Then again, all that Apple ever wanted was to be an elite boutique platform, so it suits them just fine to have created Windows For The Rest Of Us