During his Macworld keynote address, Jobs walked through the details of the Microsoft deal.
At first there were groans and hisses from the faithful.
Particularly galling was Jobs's announcement that, as part of the peace pact,
"Apple has decided to make Internet Explorer its default browser on the Macintosh."
The audience erupted in boos, and Jobs quickly added,
"Since we believe in choice, we're going to be shipping other Internet browsers, as well,
and the user can, of course, change their default should they choose to."
There were some laughs and scattered applause.
The audience was beginning to come around,
especially when he announced that Microsoft would be investing $150 million in Apple and getting nonvoting shares.
But the mellower mood was shattered for a moment
when Jobs made one of the few visual and public relations gaffes of his onstage career.