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Apple Inc. is trying to make the case that Microsoft Corp.’s decision to make its own operating system for personal computers is worth the price. Apple’s new operating system, called iOS, is a complete departure from Microsoft’s Windows, which is the OS used on many personal computers. Many see the move as a threat to Microsoft’s dominant position in the personal computer market.
Microsoft is in the process of moving its PC operating system to the cloud, which it calls Windows Azure, the other day. In this way Microsoft’s Windows can be accessed from all over the world, from the comfort of your own home, and Microsoft can take a bit of the pain and cost of maintaining a Windows system and put the benefits of being able to run Windows on a more global scale.
This is a good thing for consumers though because this will make it easier for companies to distribute their software on other devices. Windows Azure has the advantage of being able to run Windows on any device (even phones and tablets) so it is more cost efficient to distribute Windows on a number of different devices. Microsofts Windows Azure is also a bit more flexible because it can run on other platforms, including iOS and Android.
Microsoft Azure is an attempt to give companies the ability to run their software on as many devices as possible, including Windows on more devices than just PCs. Microsoft has gone to great lengths trying to make the Windows Azure platform easier to use than previous approaches to running software on Windows. So it’s an effort to make it easy for companies to develop on new platforms. Windows Azure is the only one that has managed to make its own OS a platform.
Azure makes the OS easy to use, but Microsoft has also made it easy to use the OS, so it does make the OS easier for developers to use. But the Azure platform still faces a lot of challenges with its licensing. A lot of the software that runs in Azure is open source software, which means that Microsoft is not the only party that has to deal with it.
Microsoft’s licensing model has always been complicated. On Windows, it was the only way to run a full version of the program, but on the Mac it was difficult to run the program on a Mac. Now, with Azure, it’s a one-stop shop, but it still is still complicated.
Microsoft is a bit of an odd duck. It has a very different license to use, and a different approach to licensing. Microsoft makes money by selling software to other companies, including Apple. Apple does pay Microsoft for software that runs on a Microsoft program, as well as software that runs on the Mac. Microsoft still has to find a way to pay Apple for software that runs on the Mac.
One of the reasons Microsoft is a little different is that Apple doesn’t actually sell any of their software directly to the public. Instead, Apple sells it to third-party distributors, such as Microsoft, who then distribute the software to the public. Apple has to have their software distributed to the public through a distributor, which often means Apple is distributing to distributors that aren’t Apple.
Apple is pretty much the only major company that still makes their own software, but, in the past two years, Apple has pretty much dropped the ball on software. They are still releasing Mac OS X 10.3.1 for Macs only, and their operating system is still not widely used. The Apple TV is a nice attempt to fix this but it’s not entirely successful.
Apple’s only real success in the past two years has been with their new Apple TV. It’s a great little system that has made them extremely popular with Apple’s customers, but its functionality is only for Apple’s own products. Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion is a great OS for everyone else, but it is not compatible with Apple’s own products. Apple will not release the OS for use on non Apple products, so Apple is really only doing their best to appease the Mac-centric crowd.