Apple vs. Microsoft Elvira Scappini Lysette Sola Anjali Illescas November 17, 2006
History of Apple Computers “ Hello, I am Macintosh. Never trust a computer you cannot lift…I’m glad to be out of that bag.” – talking Macintosh computer.
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs
Both built computers as a hobby
Both belonged to Homebrew Computer Club
April Fool’s Day 1976:
They started Apple Computers
Released Apple I
Apple I & Apple II
First Single Board Computer
Came with 8K of RAM and Keyboard
48K of RAM
Floppy Disk Drive
The Apple Lisa
“ The Personal Computer that Works the Way You Do.”
First to use a Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Hierarchal file system
Drop down menu bar
Ability to copy and paste
The Lisa 2 and The Macintosh
Half the cost of the Apple Lisa
Had a GUI
All in one desktop computer
Had a GUI
The “Macintosh Office”
Apple Talk networking technology
The iMac and Powerbook GB
Released August 1998
Fastest selling PC in history
2001 new iMac reveled with built in CD-RW drive
Announced in May 1998
October 23, 2001 Steve Jobs introduces the iPod
2004 over 100 million songs downloaded from iTunes
2004 the fourth generation iPod is released in 20 and 40GB
Why Apple is Better…
Screenshot is flexible unlike windows which is constricted
Mouse only has one button
Macintosh are able to drag and drop much easier and faster
Sharper and more advanced graphics
Lets look at some of Microsoft's history…
1983- Microsoft Windows was announced November 10, and sells for $100.00.
1995- Microsoft Windows 95 was released August and sells more than 1 Million copies within 4 days .
1999- Microsoft Windows 98 SE (Second Edition) was released May 5.
2000- Microsoft Windows 2000 was released February.
2001- Microsoft Windows XP is released October 25.
2005- Microsoft announces it's next operating system, codenamed "Longhorn" will be named Windows Vista on July 23, 2005.
What is DOS??
Apple does not get it yet. Gates leased his OS to others, who made inexpensive machines for the masses. Apple did not. Gates is a business man who likes computers, Jobs is not up to par with Gates. The best mousetrap does not always win in the marketplace. And literacy plays a large part .
Gates at the Bottom?....
When it comes to being a computer whiz, appears Gates ranks at the bottom. When it comes to a business man, One might say Gates ranks at the top. Microsoft has little innovation relative to computer operating systems, but when it comes to business, some say there is no equal.
Bill Gates comes under the Times “Hero and Icons” Time speaks of the words richest man and his many charities, but nothing about innovation? But the Time end the article Quote: “ focused, immensely ambitious, scarily determined, often amazingly prescient” . Sounds like a business man, not a computer geek. What does prescient mean?? “knowing or anticipating the outcome of events before they happen”.
Similarities Between a Mac and Windows
Both have the capacity of performing similar tasks.
Both systems allow users to drag and drop. It is just rarely used by Window users.
Both have the text to audio and command.
They both have or had the ability to format floppy disks.
Windows and Mac are both used for net browsing and searching.
Differences Between a Mac and Windows
The Mac is more faster and has a better quality then Windows.
Windows is more time consuming and it takes more time for tasks to be done.
With Mac there is more freedom in the desktop then there is with Windows, which has a confined desktop.
Macs are able to be forced to quit.
If a Macintosh user ever faces a problem it is more likely that their problem will get fixed more quickly then a Windows user.
With Windows it is more likely to deteriorate and slow down and eventually crash.