Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Jul 2009 12:13 UTC
Microsoft With Apple doing really, really well, and with Microsoft having its first sets of negative figures since the company's founding, Microsoft CEO points his arrows towards Cupertino. In a talk to members of the press and analyst community, Ballmer talked about Microsoft vs. Apple.
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RE[2]: Apple and high qualtiy
by binarycrusader on Fri 31st Jul 2009 20:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Apple and high qualtiy"
binarycrusader
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2005-07-06

That's the thing about anecdotal evidence. People are more likely to express negative feedback then positive feedback.

If you look at the overall statistics and customer satisfaction surveys, Apple is ranked pretty darn high.

For my own personal, anecdotal evidence, I've owned and built many PCs over my lifetime. I've only ever owned two apple systems, one which I just bought recently.

I've also helped maintain many labs of computers at a school for a few years, and the Apple computer labs generally had significantly fewer hardware failures.

But I'm not willing to say that one type of hardware is generally better than another. Every company has their "stinkers" -- products with design flaws that affect the reliability of the hardware.

For me, I'm happy with both. My answer when someone asks me which one they should get is, "The right tool for the right job. It depends on what you want to use it for."

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

For me, I'm happy with both. My answer when someone asks me which one they should get is, "The right tool for the right job. It depends on what you want to use it for."


Exactly. I find the iMac the best desktop computer money can buy, so when my father wanted to replace his Windows desktop with a new machine, I bought an iMac for them (with their money, though ;) ).

He's very happy with it, which was exactly my intention. It is not my job to tell others how to feel about Apple - I don't like the company, and have announced I will no longer buy and use their products. However, my politics will not stop me from suggesting the right tool for the job to my family and friends.

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