OS X has always been a Mac only product – despite the Hackintosh scene – but it now comes to light that at one point in its life that might have changed. With Sony the beneficiary. In a tale of VAIO, Golf and Steve Jobs, Apple's former CEO was apparently keen to expand OS X to Sony's laptop brand. From Nobi:
Most of Sony's executives spends their winter vacation in Hawaii and play golf after celebrating new year. In one of those new year golf competitions back in 2001, " Steve Jobs and another Apple executive were waiting for us at the end of golf course holding VAIO running Mac OS" recalls Ando; 2001 is the year, Mac OS X shipped and I am speculating this is Intel-version of Mac OS X, they hid for four and half years since then.
This is particularly apt right now, considering the rumors that Sony is in fact ready to offload its struggling laptop division. Jobs is said to have seen something special in the VAIO line, so much so that he was prepared to make an exception and go away from Apple's own hardware in an official capacity.
The rest, as they say is history. Of course nothing ever came of it, Apple moved over to Intel CPU's after an announcement at WWDC in 2005, and now we hear that Sony is ready to offload making laptop computers completely. Would OS X have made a difference to the fortunes of the VAIO brand over the past decade? Give the full article a read and let me know your thoughts in the comments below!