Steve Jobs always had a good relationship with Sony and the bosses there. He looked up to its design, but this news have stunned everyone.

Installed OS X on VAIO laptop
It is the former Sony CEO Kunitake Ando who in 2001 had conversations with Jobs on the team in Hawaii. Ando was Sony CEO for five years from 2000.

– Steve Jobs and other Apple executives were waiting for us at the end of the golf course with a Vaio laptop in hands that ran Mac OS. Hayashi has followed Apple for over two decades.

Maybe with this deal, Sony VAIO would have lived longer. Steve was afraid of the better Windows sales in 2000. What broke this deal is still unknown but an interesting one. Steve loved Sony VAIO line so much. Interesting…

Source:
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