Microsoft to continue Mac support

As a five-year agreement with Apple Computer draws to a close, Microsoft on Wednesday reiterated its support for the Macintosh.

"The agreement has ended, but our business is absolutely continuing," said Kevin Browne, head of Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit. However, Browne did not commit to continuing support for a particular time frame.

"We'll continue this business as long as the business case makes sense," he said, speaking at Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus here.

Browne said Microsoft is focused on developing Office and Internet Explorer for the Mac, but he said the company would consider adding other titles if it does not take up too much of the software maker's resources and if the company can get a decent return for the efforts.

Microsoft is doing long-range planning, but it is only committing to one version of software at a time, Browne said.

News source: Cnet

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