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Microsoft is the most trustable company and brand

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    Microsoft is the most trustable company and brand


    A new study from Forrester may surprise you: Microsoft — not Apple — is doing a better job of building its consumer brand.

    A survey of 4,551 U.S. adults showed the most trusted and essential tech brand as Microsoft — Forrester called it a “surprise upset.” In fact, the Redmond software giant was the only company to achieve the highest “trailblazer” status in the study’s TRUE rankings, with Apple, Sony and Samsung following.The study found that although Apple had the highest overall rank for being “unmistakable,” and, “remarkable,” consumers do not consider the company to be as essential as Microsoft.

    Forrester applauded Microsoft moving away from an individual product marketing approach this past summer when it announced its new "One Microsoft” company hierarchy. It also noted the Microsoft Store, which helps give “consumers a unified brand experience across all of its devices.”
    Study shows Microsoft outpacing Apple in battle for tech consumer mindshare - GeekWire

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    Of course when it's Microsoft being top at something like this, no one cares...

    I bet the folks at Redmond must be relishing this. There was this one piece I read from Quora.com and it was a question posed of what it's like to work at Microsoft and someone actually said it can suck, not because of stack ranking or office politics or anything like that, it's because EVERYONE and their mother's cat expects them fail. Whatever they do, they'll fail and be ran over by apple or Samsung or everyone else as per usual. Expect no innovation or anything great from Microsoft, move along.

    Nope, they're the most trusted brand and even trailblazers. Not surprised.
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    Microsoft is the most trustable company and brand? I don't know why but that automatically made me laugh lol. Yeah after the whole xbox one scenario of caring more about money than the core players, yeah they're trustable alright.
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    Yes,

    On a scale of 1 - 10 ..... 1 not trusted -and- 10 very trusted

    Apple got a 1
    .
    . everyone else is in-between
    .
    Microsoft got a 2

    I don't think any of them merit any trust.
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    Wait, "Trustable Company"..?? I think we just found a new oxymoron...


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    LOL. If you ask which is the most trustworthy? Very few people will say none. They will attempt to give some sort of ranking.

    Then it is presented as if the results prove so and so is trustworthy.

    Corporations are a product of our system.

    I recall Justin King was asked ( paraphrased a bit) "Why do you think you are worth a hundred times a nurse's salary?

    He replied "I don't think that. It is the way our society rewards the different jobs we do."

    Great answer, Justin.

    Whoever reads this from MS , you might pass that on. I have no idea if Justin
    would be up for it, but you never know.
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    Microsoft more trusted than Apple, study says | Technically Incorrect - CNET News

    This article goes into some more depth about the reasoning why, oddly enough it's the fact that people can relate themselves better to Windows. Now that's something of can be made into interesting poetry...

    apple ranked lower because of the polarization of the brand. EVERYONE here basically claims apple users to be iSheep (which for the most part is really true) and others point to the fact that apple's just "better."

    You know what I don't trust? Cats, they like knocking things over for no reason.
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    think I would choose Microsoft , at least Microsoft has compatibility mode, I wish apple did ,then I might be able to go to the app store and get an app that will work on my MacBook running os 10.6.8 {as far as I can update it to because I have the wrong intel duel core }and everything I try need os 10.7, also I need to install itune just to put music on my old I-pod nano .lol
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    With Windows, you can probably still install 8.1 on a PC 10 years old.

    This you can't do with mac os.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    With Windows, you can probably still install 8.1 on a PC 10 years old.

    This you can't do with mac os.
    oh I know I found that out after I bought the used MacBook ,also was told on a mac forum ,that even if I acquired the os 10.7 on dis and installed it ,the laptop would work poorly, so I just use it for surfing an music .
    I find it odd that the app store does not have a section for older apps ,at least I cant find a link to any
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