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Windows 95 Architect Switches to Mac and iPhone

Satoshi Nakajima was a software engineer for Microsoft for 14 years and was the lead architect for Windows 95. Two years ago he tried a Mac for the first time and says that he’ll never touch a PC again, according to cult of These days, he’s writing software for the iPhone.

In addition to his lead architect position on Windows 95 and 98, Mr. Nakajima also oversaw the development of IE 3 and 4.

In his interview. Mr. Nakajima explained what attracted him to the Mac: "It was really just the look and feel, and also Apple was a competitor of Microsoft. We studied them as a competitor, so once I was outside Microsoft I felt like maybe I should learn more. So it was getting into it [initially] more like a competitor, and then to understand why some people are so into Apple products and yeah, I think I got it. The have some kind of emotional high that’s very strong, very attractive - most addictive," he said with a laugh.

Recently, his company released its first iPhone application, Photoshare, an app for sharing iPhone photos.

The switcher had high praise for Apple’s optimized Cocoa framework, Cocoa Touch, on the iPhone. Those APIs allow the programmer to focus on power consumption, memory usage and the user experience. Referring to the App Store, Mr. Nakajima concluded:

"It?s almost like a miracle that Apple has managed to make this happen, I think this is Mr. Job?s contribution. He did it once with the music industry and he?s doing it again with the wireless industry. And he?s doing the same thing with the applications market. His reality distortion power is amazing.

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