What is the difference between Microsoft and Apple (no intent to blast MS or Apple)?


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;)The difference Between MS and Apple is Microsoft has more forums than Apple {ha ha} (not actually proven).

That was intended as a joke.

Please post your thoughts on apple and Microsoft here and be reasonable with any complaints.
 
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I personally think that MS is being stretched out between safe and reliable and hard to mess up where as for developers they need all those tools that can wreck or fix windows. Microsoft should create something similar and just as reliable as Mac OS and offer that to regular users Then create a developer version for developers.

Apple is good for regular users who want a good reliable laptop computer for work or school or personal use where as for mechanics shops and developing windows is a pro.
 
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One difference is that Windows allows third-party creation of programs but Apple has tighter control of that. I find it interesting that Win11 has a centered Taskbar at the bottom of the screen while Macintosh OS X has a centered Dock at the bottom of the screen and now one or three versions of Linux also has the same. With Windows 10 around awhile now Apple has changed Macintosh OS X to macOS, any relation to Roman numeral X or cancel, do not enter, do not use, prohibited, etc.?
 
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Microsoft and Apple have a completely different ethos, largely due to the different history of the two company's offerings. The great divide was created back in the very earliest days when Microsoft wrote (or ported in actuality) PCDOS (later MSDOS) for the Intel 8080 microprocessor, whilst Apple based their fist computers on the Motorola 6502 microprocessor. That difference meant that application software was not portable across the two different platforms, something that has persisted to this day.

Because of IBM's desire to build a desktop computer based on the Intel 8080 chip (the original IBM PC) and their deal with Microsoft to write the operating system, PCDOS/MSDOS, and later Windows, became the defacto platform for most business users, driven by the might of IBM. This of course caused most software developers to write for the PCDOS/MSDOS/Windows platform - that just meant that more and more businesses (and eventually individuals) gravitated towards the Windows platform.

Apple stuck with the Motorola 6502 for some time and wrote their own operating system. In many ways Apple were more innovative - they still are of course, look at the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad for example - but businesses like certainty and backward compatibility more than they like innovation. That's why Windows remained the preferred platform for business users - you can still run many PCDOS applications on Windows 11 for example - and that's why most software developers continue to write mainly for the Windows platform.
 
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I was just last night reading posts on the 'net about Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and a few others selling off their stock in Apple, Amazon and others in the last couple of years [got side-tracked from something else I was researching].
 

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