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Who would have expected the strange six-year marriage between the stylish David of the PC universe and the lumbering, unstoppable Goliath to last so long? That relationship may yet endure, but it has become fairly frayed. On June 12th, Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit announced that it would cease development of the Internet Explorer Web browser for the Apple platform. So is this the end? No way, Chicken Littles. At least, not yet. Here's the real skinny -- and why the true problem isn't the browser issue at all.
I don't think Apple has very much to worried about. When and if it happens, they'll have an Office clone out using Keynote and whatever else they come up with which'll be Office compatible. As well, OpenOffice 1.1, 1.X, 2.0, or whatever they have out at the time will have been ported over to OS X (as Aqua application).