The notebooks are nice, but what floored me were the applications, not only for what they are, but also for what they mean to the company and the PC industry. This is Apple sticking it to Microsoft. ... This is a major new application, and it came out of nowhere. More than 300,000 users downloaded Safari on the first day it was available. ... With Redmond periodically threatening Apple with an end to Microsoft Office for the Mac, this is Apple saying, "We dare you."
Apple's New Stuff
Cringely's latest column, Why Apple is Pulling Away From Microsoft and Can't Afford Not to Do It , is a good one. He gives some interesting history and his comforting attitude-filled opinions about Microsoft. Some snippets: