Today in Apple history: Beginning of the end for clone Macs


August 5, 1997: Apple gets into a standoff with the makers of Macintosh clones Power Computing. It marks the beginning of the end for Apple’s mid-90s strategy of licensing the Mac operating system. “If the [Mac] platform goes closed, it is over,” predicts Power Computing CEO Joel J. Kocher of Apple’s strategy. “[It’s] total destruction. […]

(via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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