by CIO Staff

Microsoft, Apple Sign Pact

Jan 11, 20061 min
IT Leadership

According to AP, Microsoft has signed a five-year deal to develop versions of Microsoft Office for Mac computers and said it plans to release a version of Office for Apple’s new Intel-based computers.

The announcement came yesterday at the MacWorld Expo, where the New York Times reported that Apple itself unveiled its new computers months ahead of schedule  and reported a surge in revenue of 63 percent, beating Wall Street expectations.

Apple’s senior VP of worldwide product marketing told the AP that his company won’t sell or support Microsoft Windows but hasn’t done anything to prevent users from loading Windows onto their Intel-based computers themselves.

–Stephanie Overby