Jason Calacanis: Apple’s gonna make their OS free, or at least a free light version of the OS. Make the OS free, convert 2-10% of the desktops out there to Mac and make it back on value added services like iTunes, software, and .Mac storage/email. I don’t think that is going to happen, but then we never thought Apple+Intel together as well! Jason might be misreading today’s announcement as ability to run OS-X on non-Apple x86 hardware. It is exactly the opposite. x86 inside Apple hardware running OS-X is the new business model for Apple.
5 thoughts on “What Next, Free OS X?”
Bzzt. Wrong. To quote Steve Jobs from the 2005 WWDC Keynote:
“The soul of a Mac is its operating system”
Souls don’t come for free. Especially actively developed ones.