__/ [Mikkel Moldrup-Lakjer] on Tuesday 20 September 2005 10:19 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Intersting. Do they say why the word "Mac" is forbidden? For all I know,
>> many Google employees would have iBooks running Jaguar or Tiger.
>> Was there a possible misunderstanding?
> Sounds like it?
> Some firms with big brand names, who have their own sites for selling
> their products, do not allow their affiliates to buy their trademarks as
> keywords with AdWords, because they don't want to loose traffic to
> It would seem strange if this was applied to this case though.
Yes, in particular because Mac sell their own hardware. If, for example,
Steve Jobs allowed his O/S to be leaked or legally used on x86 architecture
machines at the _shops_, then I'd see a motive.
By the way, Michael Dell asked Jobs if he could use Tiger on his machines.
Steve Jobs declines. In Europe, however, Dell are beginning to put Linux
(Mandrake/Mandriva) on some of their workstations. Pre-installed penguin!
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