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Windows 7 vs. Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Windows 7 vs. Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Posted January 20, 2009 at 11:46am by iClarified
AppleInsider has published an in depth look at the competitive origins of Windows 7 and Mac OS X and why the products aren't really direct competitors.

The operating system most users end up with will depend upon what hardware they choose to buy, not the specific feature details of the software that system happens to run. History reveals that the hardware decision isn't going to be based primarily upon features.

The following presents a historical overview of the competition between Apple and Microsoft in the operating system market leading up to this year's face off between Windows 7 and Snow Leopard. While modern Macs can now also run Windows, Apple is the only PC maker to refrain from actually licensing it from Microsoft as an OEM; in contrast, Apple's Mac OS X only legally runs on the company's own premium PCs. That has enabled Mac OS X to differentiate Apple's hardware from other PC vendors using easy to demonstrate software features and tighter hardware integration, winning back some of the ground Apple lost during the decade of the 90s.

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Windows 7 vs. Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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Sever Rock
Sever Rock - January 20, 2009 at 12:12pm
Windows never have been competitor vs Apple because is a Monopoly. Windows only copy but the result is a sh1t
dinero muchacho
dinero muchacho - January 20, 2009 at 8:26pm
did u even download and try the windows 7 beta before u make this statement vista sucks i know but this one different cuz i try it
Steve - January 20, 2009 at 11:30pm
Windows is better than Mac in my opinion. But nice try.
S_Warrior - January 21, 2009 at 6:49am
I choose the hardware and software I use based on needs analysis. So it's really less important who is the manufacturer. For corporate use Windows is the undisputable winner, in spite of all its problems. For graphics design and video the choice is Mac. At present Mac OS is the only platform the allows you to have both, but you must be willing to pay a higher price tag to have it.
Avay - January 21, 2009 at 8:38pm
lol...at all DA's out their.... people dont understand that Apple ripped Xerox...lol...Apple never tells you that...it only says Microsoft this and that...all this is bs....
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