"Apple is here to stay", Computerworld's Don Tennant declared yesterday.

"That the best technology doesn't always win is a truth of life to which Microsoft owes much of its success," he adds. Computerworld's editor-in-chief observes that Apple "should be included in the discussion".

Attracted by Mac OS X's Unix and open-source architecture, Tennant observes: "A growing number of your peers are using Apple's technology in corporate environments outside of traditional Mac strongholds like publishing."

He also refers back to an interview with Microsoft's then CEO, Bill Gates, when the latter admitted: ""Some of the things in Windows 95 the Mac had earlier."