It's interesting to note how Ballmer's line on competing with Apple has changed over the years. In 2007, when the first iPhone came out, he dismissed it out of hand. He assured an interviewer that the iPhone would die a quick and painful death and that Apple "won't sell more than 500" of them. He then went on to boast how Microsoft had already been in the mobile phone business for years and their phones were far cheaper and covered a whole range of models. An upstart like...
Sure it was thuggish. And Apple's ploy to grab the iPad name by setting up a phony company was sleazy. Big deal. This is business, not a campfire sing-along. If I were Proview I would have held Apple's feet to the fire for this too.
Anyone who says they wouldn't do the same if they were Proview's CEO is kidding themselves.
Apple did the right thing by covering their @ss on this. There may have been no viruses for OS X to date, but that's not to say there couldn't be. It's impossible to say with absolute certainty that any OS can be made 100% impervious to viruses. That said, I still think OS X is one of the most, if not the most, secure OSes available.
This is good news. Schiller is a very good presenter. I like Tim Cook, too. He's been an excellent CEO and before that did an amazing job standing in for Steve Jobs while he was on medical leave. However, as far as presentations are concerned, I'd rather watch paint dry. Tim isn't exactly Mr. Excitement.