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Which Is Better Apple Or Microsoft?

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  • Apple

    4 26.67%
  • Microsoft

    11 73.33%
  1. #31


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    It is sad that others cannot get a surface pro.

    I've got the one back at work, a few people tried it but all returned it to me..as it wasn't for them. I rarely use it either. Mostly sits and collects dust.
    You should send it to me and/or others on the forums here. We'll put it to MUCH better use.

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  2. #32


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    You won't, as far as I'm aware the surface pro is only on sale in the USA ATM, whereas I can buy an iPad or android tab pretty much anywhere in the world, if msft were really serious about cracking the tablet market the first thing they should do is sack everybody involved in the distribution planing and poach the apple staff that know what they are doing.
    I cut Microsoft some slack with the Surface tablet distribution. Yes, they sucked at distributing them. But considering they spend several years designing this tablet and this tablet has more custom built parts than probably the ipad.... I don't know. Or at least, they might not have the manufacturing capabilities since apple uses Foxconn with some other part makers whereas Microsoft doesn't so much at the moment.
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  3. #33


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    It is sad that others cannot get a surface pro.

    I've got the one back at work, a few people tried it but all returned it to me..as it wasn't for them. I rarely use it either. Mostly sits and collects dust.
    You should send it to me and/or others on the forums here. We'll put it to MUCH better use.
    You might end up shocking yourself and find the novelty wears odd fairly quickly, just like it did for most people in my office.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    It is sad that others cannot get a surface pro.

    I've got the one back at work, a few people tried it but all returned it to me..as it wasn't for them. I rarely use it either. Mostly sits and collects dust.
    You should send it to me and/or others on the forums here. We'll put it to MUCH better use.
    You might end up shocking yourself and find the novelty wears odd fairly quickly, just like it did for most people in my office.
    Heavily doubt it.
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  5. #35


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    You should send it to me and/or others on the forums here. We'll put it to MUCH better use.
    You might end up shocking yourself and find the novelty wears odd fairly quickly, just like it did for most people in my office.
    Heavily doubt it.
    I don't. It's an extermely powerful computer in a much too small chassis, external keyboards that clip on, low amounts of storage space, not enough power for real gaming and a 10" screen that is just far too small to use for hours and hours and hours...especially when you are used to having dual 24" monitors.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post

    You might end up shocking yourself and find the novelty wears odd fairly quickly, just like it did for most people in my office.
    Heavily doubt it.
    I don't. It's an extermely powerful computer in a much too small chassis, external keyboards that clip on, low amounts of storage space, not enough power for real gaming and a 10" screen that is just far too small to use for hours and hours and hours...especially when you are used to having dual 24" monitors.
    Ehhh, that's you.
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  7. #37


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post

    Heavily doubt it.
    I don't. It's an extermely powerful computer in a much too small chassis, external keyboards that clip on, low amounts of storage space, not enough power for real gaming and a 10" screen that is just far too small to use for hours and hours and hours...especially when you are used to having dual 24" monitors.
    Ehhh, that's you.

    Are you sure???? Because I quoted this directly from another post you made just last night

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Right now, I would rather spend thousands on a high end graphics/home server/gaming rig with an impressive 23 or 27 inch touchscreen monitor preferably with pressure sensitivity.


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  8. #38


    Posts : 66
    Windows 8 Professional


    I've worked at both MS and Apple during my career. And I hate to deflate any fanbois' expectations. But, majority of employees from both companies not only love both operating systems but use them both as well.

    There is no "best". Just "best for me". I have both in my home. But, I'm also not limited by a budget that only allows me to own a single computer.
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  9. #39


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Better at what?

    Better at making phones and tablets then the answer is Apple.

    Better at making OS's, productivity software and game consoles then it's Microsoft.
    YES! This is just how I feel. I USE Microsoft, for Production value - But I ENJOY Apple products, they are like Cadillacs. Expensive, filled with technical things, like Light Sensors and all manner of "Smart" things.

    But DESIGNERS use Apple stuff - WORKERS use Microsoft. There is some overlap between these users, some prefer applications which are windows-only, and if this happens, they do Boot Camp.

    The Best Windows XP/Vista and 7 machine I have ever used was a macbook Pro - I was so amazed that it has become one of my goals to get one somehow.

    One thing I have seen though - Apple Employees respect Microsoft stuff - And Use it to make their Apple stuff better. If Microsoft does not do the inverse, they are stewpid.
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  10. #40


    I work for a software company. We have offices in Australia, the UK and the US. A handful of developers started requesting MacBook pro's instead of their Windows based Dell's at the office because they used MacBook Pros at home and really loved them. So, we allowed a few people to get MacBook Pro's, and then all of a sudden we had requests coming in out of the woodwork from people who also wanted a MacBook Pro. In addition, in our UK office we acquired another company that are all on MacBook Pros. Well these guys won't give up their MacBook Pros either, they say it's what they use at home and they love them..it's what they want to use.

    These are very technical and savvy people. These aren't employees who simply don't know better and are following the rest of the sheep in the herd. They are using Mac's because it's what they want to use, it's what they have asked for and it's what makes them happiest.

    As a company, we have found it's easier to keep them happy then force them into a Windows machine. We are following the trend of less corporate controlled IT and far more consumerism and consumer based devices.
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