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January 23, 2014

When Steve Jobs Finally Made Peace with Microsoft

This is the Video of the 1997 Macworld Expo (August 5-8) in Boston where  Apple and Microsoft  long standing dispute was finally settled.This was a  Huge Turnaround on the part of Apple, and more with Steve Jobs, as he did not have kind words for Bill Gates, and had made no secret of the fact that "Microsoft created legacy systems which put the brakes on Innovation and development

Steve Jobs announced that Apple would be entering into partnership with Microsoft. Included in this was a five-year commitment from Microsoft to release Microsoft Office for Macintosh as well a US$150 million investment in Apple.

As part of the deal Apple and Microsoft agreed to settle a long-standing dispute over whether Microsoft's Windows operating system infringed on any of Apple's patents. It was also announced that Internet Explorer would be shipped as the default browser on the Macintosh, with the user being able to have a preference

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