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Yes, there are those out there who would like for you to believe that.

back in 1995 and upon Steve Jobs return to Apple's helm, M$ invested $150mil in NON-VOTING Apple stock. They also paid an undisclosed sum to settle out of court the long-running court battle alleging that MS stole Mac OS GUI elements. The thing that PC biased folks seem to overlook, however, is that back in those days Apple was hemorrhaging at least 30 to 50 MILLION DOLLARS A QUARTER. So, 150 mil was literally a drop in the bucket of red ink.

there were other agreements made, such as Internet Explorer gaining default browser status in the Mac OS installation, a sharing of some technologies between the two companies and a five year commitment from MS for Office/Mac support. This agreement expired a year ago last May (or thereabouts). To date, MS has not pulled back on ANY of their commitment, save Internet Explorer -- which has been eclipsed by Safari, anyway.
 
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