How'd Apple get away with it?????

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Fri Sep 10 21:18:12 1999

Rumor has it that Zane H. Healy may have mentioned these words:

>What I thought interesting was something I just read earlier today, is that
>apparently MicroWare has a version of OS-9 that runs on the PowerMac.

Now that would be really cool!

>Seriously, IMHO, Apple is justified in this, after all this is Version 9 of
>the Mac Operating System.

Honestly, I don't agree. Expanding on your example, what's stopping me from
making 97 (very rapid) failed attempts at making a MerchWindows, and
releasing a MerchWindows98?

Something tells me that Micro$haft would be all over me like [profanity &
expletives deleted] and that I'd lose horribly... why should Apple win just
'cause they're bigger?

Besides - Mac OS X (thereby called for Version 10) is already out - they've
already skipped 9. Why not call it XI, or 11, or Mac OS X Workstation, or
something and leave poor ol' 9 alone?

[ Editor's Note: Could you see what an American would think of Mac OS 11 in
Germany? Mac OS Elf... --- We have a tourist shop here in town - they
called it Das Gift Haus; except in German, "Gift" means "Poison"... I went
in there once asking if they had any arsenic in stock... ;-) ]

Roger "Merch" Merchberger   ---   sysadmin, Iceberg Computers
Recycling is good, right???  Ok, so I'll recycle an old .sig.
If at first you don't succeed, nuclear warhead
disarmament should *not* be your first career choice.
Received on Fri Sep 10 1999 - 21:18:12 BST

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