Editor says, what if Apple had won the Microsoft Battle but lost the GUI War? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in reality the law suits were dropped after years of direct negotiation. Apple agreed to make Internet Explorer their default browser, to the detriment of Netscape. Microsoft agreed to continue developing Microsoft Office and other software for the Mac over the next five years. Microsoft also purchased $150 million of nonvoting Apple stock, helping Apple in its financial struggles at the time. Both parties entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement. In authoring this post, we have repurposed content from Wikipedia and Alternate History web sites. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.