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Apple courts big names for Mac OS

Apple Computer is gearing up its Mac OS licensing drive to try to attract some big-name vendors, including IBM, Dell Computer, and Gateway 2000, according to a report in today's San Francisco Chronicle.

    With its financial and management crises abated for now, Apple Computer is gearing up its Mac OS licensing drive to try to attract some big-name vendors, including IBM, Dell Computer, and Gateway 2000, according to a report in today's San Francisco Chronicle.

    Apple would not comment on the report.

    Recently, Apple has been trying to recruit larger vendors to its MacOS cause. Last month, Apple licensed the operating system to longtime ally Motorola. Until then, the list of Mac OS licensees included stable but smaller companies such as Power Computing, the first Mac licensee, and Radius.

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