|In reply to Comment 14 (redrumloa):|
As a Mac user let me put that idea to rest right here right now:
OPENSTEP was available for x86 and it didn't sell.
Last I checked Apple was a $7bil hardware company which, like everybody else does, subsidies OS development with sales of other products.
People expect all consumer OSs to cost $100. You should have seen the fuss when Apple charged $120! Even Microsoft subsidizes consumer OS development.
If Apple were to sell Mac OS X as a completely separate product they would cease to make a profit. We are the problem, we'll pay $700 for Photoshop, but for an OS which is even more complex? Naaa