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How Sony missed out on a Steve Jobs-endorsed Vaio Mac OS laptop


Even though upon his return at Apple, Steve Jobs decided against licensing OS X to other computer makers, the exec wanted to make an exception with Sony, a company he deeply admired. Ex-Sony president Kunitake Ando revealed to Japanese reporter Nobuyuki Hayashi in an interview that Jobs wanted Sony to sell a Mac OS-running Vaio laptop in 2001. The two met in late 2001 in Hawaii, where Sony execs were on Christmas holiday. “Steve Jobs and another Apple executive were waiting for us at the end of the golf course holding Vaio running Mac OS,” Ando said. However, apparently “most of the Vaio team opposed the idea wondering whether such a move was worth pursuing at a time Sony’s laptop

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