s relationship with Microsoft is good and that Microsoft likes Safari. He also noted that VPC has been moved to the Mac Business Unit at Microsoft and that Microsoft acquired the software not so that it could get VPC itself, but its underlying technology. Jobs said Apple has talked with Microsoft, and Microsoft promises to continue the software. Jobs also suggested that the price might drop since royalties on Windows no longer have to be paid. - A general question about the board of directors allowed Jobs to elaborate on his thoughts about the board. He said that the board's main purpose is to hire and fire the CEO. In between these times, the board provides direction and "course correction" for Apple leadership. Jobs said he believes that in the past, the board has not always made wise decisions regarding the hiring and firing of CEO (there were chuckles in the audience). The current board is well suited to make these decisions, he said. The meeting ended with two sequential "music" questions which received the expected "no comment," and a question about dividends. Overall, the audience was calm throughout the meeting and the executives handled questions smoothly.