Microsoft Thinks Different

Office 2001 for Mac is smarter and simpler than its Windows counterpart

In their fight against a court-ordered breakup, Microsoft executives argue that building Windows and applications such as Office under the same roof helps consumers by producing better programs. If so, why is some of the very best software coming out of Redmond these days written for the Macintosh, even though Apple Computer (AAPL) treats Microsoft (MSFT) like any other company developing software for the Mac's own operating system?

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