A Sony VAIO running OS X? Steve Jobs had it in mind

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Like it or not, Apple has always had a maxim for OS X: you can only run it on a Mac. But according to the Nobi portal, Steve Jobs may have had a moment of weakness due to the friendship he had for some years with Sony. Back in 2001, Jobs appeared in Hawaii before some executives of the Japanese company with VAIO laptops running the first version of Mac OS X .

Apparently, Steve was still firm in his decision to close his operating system to Apple computers but “was willing to make an exception” with Sony because of the care taken in the design and manufacture of those laptops. And the sensations at Sony were good, but the VAIO range hardware had just been optimized precisely for Windows systems and finally there was no agreement.

A Sony VAIO running OS X? Steve Jobs had it in mind
A Sony VAIO running OS X? Steve Jobs had it in mind

We’ll never know what would have happened if the Sony VAIOs had been able to run OS X… we might have seen stronger competition from that system against Windows in its golden days, but that would have come at a very high price for the Macs . At that time they were much more expensive, and the apple company could have suffered losses in the millions. Today we could be talking about a very different Apple than the one we know.

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