Today in Apple history: Apple signs damaging deal with Microsoft

November 21, 1985: Following Steve Jobs’ departure, Apple comes close to signing its own death warrant by licensing the Macintosh’s look and feel to Microsoft. The deal, between Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Apple CEO John Sculley, comes hot on the heels of the Windows operating system’s release. The pact gives Microsoft a “non-exclusive, worldwide, […]
(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
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Author: Luke Dormehl