Originally Posted by mikef
And I don't expect iChat anytime soon... would make logical sense to grow the iChat user base, but at the same time, it'd be another reason for Windows user *not* to switch.
If Apple puts too many of their flagship apps on the competing OS, the appeal of Mac & OS X will be diminished.
I actually think that situation would have the opposite effect. The whole point of having iChat on Windows is not only
so Mac users could chat to PC users easier, in a nicer more user-friendly UI, but it's so when Apple ads VOIP technology to iChat 4.0 PC users and Mac users can use their iPhones to make calls in their homes to others for free, no matter what OS they have. Cingular or whoever wont care cause they'll still have a standard subscription plan for guaranteed revenues.