Tim Cook Tweets Photo of Mac Production Line Running Windows


The battle between Microsoft and Apple took a strange turn last Thursday, when the chief executive of Apple, Tim Cook tweeted a photo of himself observing Apple’s Austin, Texas production line where the Apple Mac Pro is manufactured. Nothing unusual with the chief executive of Apple monitoring the production line, but if you take a closer look on what’s in the background, you may be in for a surprise.

It is clear that two Mac’s on the production line are running Windows XP. It wasn’t clear what application it was running. It’s possible that Windows was being used to run Electronic Design Automation(EDA) software, or some other embedded analysis program that Apple’s developer base has passed over. The tweet went viral and was followed up by a barrage of comments.