updated 04:10 pm EDT, Wed May 24, 2006
Apple attends WinHEC
Apple has apparently made an unexpected appearance at Microsoft's WinHEC hardware engineering conference. CNET News.com reports that four Apple employees are attending the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in Seattle this week to check out what Microsoft is up to: "I am attending WinHEC to keep tabs on what is happening in the industry and what Microsoft is looking to do over the next year," David Harrington, manager of the hardware technology group in Apple's worldwide developer relations department to CNET News.com; however, he declined to make any further comment, citing Apple's public relations policy. "WinHEC is meant for companies that develop hardware to work with or run Microsoft's Windows operating system, according to the report. "Apple is flirting with that with its trial release in April of Boot Camp, which is software that enables Windows XP to run on Intel-based Macs. However, an Apple representative last week reiterated to CNET News.com that the company has no plans to ship Windows on any of its systems."