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Which Company Did Steve Jobs Ask To Build OSX-based Laptops?

Sony
IBM
Dell
Hewlett-Packard

Answer: Sony

Although Steve Jobs believed strongly in a closed eco-system for Apple wherein they would maintain complete control over their hardware development and deployment, he had a soft spot in his heart for one particular hardware line: Sony’s VAIO laptops.

In 2001, Jobs approached Sony executive Kunitake Ando with one of Sony’s VAIO notebooks with an as-of-then unreleased version of OS X running on an Intel platform to demonstrate how well it ran.

If not for constraints within the VAIO department, the project would have progressed, and when Intel-compatible versions of OS X rolled out years later, they would have been on VAIO laptops.

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In Japan, You Can Find Hundreds Of Variations Of Which Of These American Candies?

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Which Entire Family Of Plants, Save For A Sole Exception, Is Only Indigenous To The Americas?

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What Gas Has The Opposite Effect Of Helium On Your Voice?

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Which Cartoon Character Was Recolored At The Urging Of Cartoon Censors?

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The Densest Planet In Our Solar System Is?

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Switzerland Has A Political Party Dedicated To The Elimination Of What?

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After Whom Is The Linux Operating System Named?

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