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Microsoft CEO Declares War on Apple: What Company Makes Better Products?

Chris D 2012/07/10 18:00:00
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Microsoft and Apple have been duking it out since the start of technology. The companies are classic arch-enemies with a healthy dose of mutual respect. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates had a notorious "frenemy" relationship, with Gates' Microsoft actually providing a bailout financing (investment) to the tune of $150 million in 1997. It was an investment that saved Apple and was hugely profitable to Microsoft in the long run. But, with all that being said, a person is either PC or Apple. Which one are you?

MASHABLE.COM reports:
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer declared war on Apple and didn't rule out a Microsoft-made smartphone.
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  • the fuze 2012/07/12 11:59:13
    Apple
    the fuze
    But they both have their merits.
  • Tarheel 2012/07/12 00:08:44
    Apple
    Tarheel
    +1
    I don't see how it is even still a competition. You know what they say, "once you go apple you never go back". Ha-ha, yeah I know I made it up. lol
  • KoumoriJin 2012/07/11 20:56:51 (edited)
    Apple
    KoumoriJin
    I choose apple. However if you just sit back and think the only thing you compare these companies with is software. I like both software the same along with Linux because I don't like to use the same stuff every day it gets boring. Regular people tend to hate apple because it is the flavor of the day and thus want to be contrary. And Generaly the only people who complain about Microsoft are people who buy cheap computers that have really bad hardware and tend to visit irrelevant website that will give them viruses and people who don't know how to use a pc in the first place. However there are the few who pick a brand because it suits there needs in a computer.
  • Rebellion 2012/07/11 16:29:47
    Microsoft
    Rebellion
    Although, I have myself an iPad and iPod, I have to say that Microsoft does better work than Apple on software. iOS is only for iDevices. On the other had many mobiles and pads support Java.
  • wilsonmja 2012/07/11 16:07:08
    Apple
    wilsonmja
    +2
    If you're talking about just the OS, I think Apple is way better than Microsoft. BUT, I'd rather have a PC and deal with Windowns than have to deal with an Apple computer to have the luxury of Apple's OS.
  • PandoraBoxe 2012/07/11 13:32:05
    Microsoft
    PandoraBoxe
    This is not a good comparison. MICROSOFT does not make hardware, but software. Apple makes the hardware and the software. You are asking us to compare APPLES N ORANGES (sorry for the pun)
  • Donnie Pandora... 2012/07/11 21:16:35
    Donnie
    they don't make the hardware anymore. the motherboard is intel with a lockout chip basicly.
  • Pandora... Donnie 2012/08/27 15:23:29
    PandoraBoxe
    oh, didn't know that's the only component of a computer... LOL sorry
    peace
  • Donnie Pandora... 2012/09/01 16:38:53
    Donnie
    APPLE DOES NOT MAKE THE HARDWARE IT IS ONLY APPLE BRANDED LIKE DELL! and sorry that you cant understand the difference between the only example, like you think this is, and the primary example, like it actually is.
  • Pandora... Donnie 2012/09/05 21:51:43
    PandoraBoxe
    Why are you ranting? It used to be that way... so much for me keeping up with the times.... please... get over it!
  • Kibelle 2012/07/11 10:29:35
    Microsoft
    Kibelle
    More programs available and more choices. Apple is too rigid and too costly for me.
  • moo 2012/07/11 08:12:13
    Apple
    moo
    +1
    I'm an Apple person all thanks to Steve Jobs.
  • LUFXIII 2012/07/11 07:52:03
    Microsoft
    LUFXIII
    i think a MAC is better but i havent used one so PC
  • Rob Williams 2012/07/11 07:49:10
    Apple
    Rob Williams
    +1
    Apple equipment is absolutely beautiful and I just wish I could afford to buy all their stuff!

    I've got an iPod shuffle and classic and would love an iPad, iPhone, MacBook, iMac...
  • Donnie Rob Wil... 2012/07/11 08:13:29
    Donnie
    god i hated how it would only sync files cause when i bought on i wanted to put all my music and vids to watch on the go on it so i got the 60 gig but the comp i had at the time was an old laptop with only 10 gigs. so i stuck rock box on it. :P
  • Alex tuck 2012/07/11 06:59:23
    Microsoft
    Alex tuck
    +1
    They both make "great products" :p duh it's all about preference.
  • Karl 2012/07/11 06:58:26
    Microsoft
    Karl
    +1
    Depends on what you're talking about. My Windows cost less, has a touchscreen, and can run pretty much any program. On the other side, I would take an iPhone over a Windows phone, and an iPod over a Zune.
  • Anna 2012/07/11 05:59:47
    Microsoft
    Anna
    +1
    Depends what you want it for. Apple is supposedly better for design, but Microsoft better for gaming.
  • gone i guess 2012/07/11 05:33:01
    Microsoft
    gone i guess
    +1
    hell yeah
  • Marianne 2012/07/11 05:07:01
    Microsoft
    Marianne
    +1
    Actually, it has been Microsoft at work, and therefore, I will stick to it. But both are good.
  • Hayley Callaway 2012/07/11 04:47:34 (edited)
    Microsoft
    Hayley Callaway
    +1
    This rap shall decide.
  • Hayley ... Hayley ... 2012/07/11 04:48:20
  • ZERO 2012/07/11 04:45:27
    Apple
    ZERO
    +5
    They both make good stuff, but I like Apple better.

    microsoft apple
  • wilsonmja ZERO 2012/07/11 16:09:38
    wilsonmja
    Photoshop
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2012/07/11 04:44:21
    Microsoft
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
    +1
    Apple annoys the crap out of me....
  • Vision of Verve 2012/07/11 02:47:20
  • Carol 2012/07/11 02:34:09
    Apple
    Carol
    +2
    Since there is no Other option, I chose Apple, because I own more of their products. My PC, however, is a Microsoft OS- because that is what I'm familiar with.
  • it'skrissie!d:) 2012/07/11 01:53:26 (edited)
    Microsoft
    it'skrissie!d:)
    +1
    I don't really like Microsoft that much, but I do remember my first day at a newspaper I had volunteered for and they had a MAC. I remember going, "WTF do I do?" I spent my first day trying to figure out how to copy and paste. Call me stupid, but yeah. Lol.
  • Xinea 2012/07/11 01:02:48
    Microsoft
    Xinea
    +1
    Apple is able to charge more because one of its biggest selling points is that it doesn't get viruses which is largely in part due to not being a big a target as Microsoft. Essentially - Apple costs more because Microsoft has a bigger market.
  • wilsonmja Xinea 2012/07/11 16:11:36
    wilsonmja
    That's pretty much it. Eventually, and I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet, there will be viruses for Apple too.
  • Xinea wilsonmja 2012/07/11 22:34:59
    Xinea
    There already are - just fewer of them
  • jere.chievres 2012/07/11 00:40:49
    Apple
    jere.chievres
    +3
    But Microsoft is an easier system to work with.
  • SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin 2012/07/11 00:03:54
    Microsoft
    SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin
    +1
    apples resources are running out
  • gocar 2012/07/10 23:53:50
    Apple
    gocar
    +4
    I have to say Apple because all my computer issues went away when I bought one. Easy to operate and no tech problems.
  • Merry 2012/07/10 23:38:03
    Microsoft
    Merry
    +1
    More customizable, more flexible, and a lot less expensive. It has more games and programs available, too. And personally I prefer the PC's GUI (maybe it's not as pretty, but it's a lot simpler.)
  • Nameless 2012/07/10 23:37:54
    Apple
    Nameless
    +4
    I have a PC and a Mac... I prefer Mac any day and twice on those cliched Sundays over Microcrap.
  • Starman 2012/07/10 23:24:59
    Apple
    Starman
    +4
    Apple products are innovative with a high dedication to design and quality. Steve Jobs was an ass and a jerk, but brilliant none the less.

    Microsoft products are all derivative. They steal other peoples ideas and make cheep, crapy lower cost rip off versions. They have no dedication to quality, and make most of their money providing support for products that don't work right in the first place.
  • Donnie Starman 2012/07/11 07:29:27
    Donnie
    yes that Microsoft turnstile table was stolen from the future. oh and does your precious mac at lest tell you what went wrong as its crashing or does it just freeze with a spinning beach ball of death.
  • Magical Mushroom 2012/07/10 23:15:19
    Apple
    Magical Mushroom
    +3
    I hate pc. I loved my mac and it hooks up to everything in the house. It dose everything I need it to do and never had a problem. I can't stand this new pc I got. Most of the time I want to chuck it out the window.
    stupid pc
    love apple
  • Donnie Magical... 2012/07/11 08:25:06
    Donnie
    hell when i got this computer i set it up just fine and at that time i was just above noob status. it's currently the hub of the network with all sorts of bells and whistles, learned how to do it as i went along. so was it the computer; i kind of doubt that.

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