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Apple vs. Microsoft – The war is on

The war between Apple and Microsoft seems to go on and on. And there is no inkling of it being over in some time.

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It is not a surprising fact that Microsoft and Apple are the two major companies that are always at loggerheads. It can be said that the war between Apple and Microsoft is certainly one of the biggest brand bust-up ever. And, we are here to shed some light on the matter. Both are clearly on the list of the biggest techno-giants, and it is strange to see the companies arguing with each other over the smallest and the biggest of issues.

The Ongoing War Between Apple And Microsoft

Every single thing about bust-up seems to be strange. Why do you ask? Well, did you know that Gates and Jobs were actually friends in real life who had respect for the other?

Well, it does seem strange that these friends who had such immense respect for each other, their brands have been an argument for the past 30 years or something.

You would think that the passage of time would result in the war getting cold, but then hat has not happened till now. And it is not likely that it will happen in a few days’ time as well.

On that account, we bring you some of the biggest arguments that Microsoft and Apple have had over certain issues.

The 1985 Argument: Microsoft Copying Apple’s Ideas

Microsoft silently crawled back into the game on the November of 1985 and went on to become one of the biggest OS in the tech market. And guess what company was on the list as well? Apple of course. Apple Macintoshes was the trend back then. And when the detractors of Microsoft took a look at the version of Windows 1.1, they said that it wouldn’t be able to surpass the quality of Mac.

Enter, Windows 2.0, an answer to the remark from Microsoft. And that’s not all as a lawsuit followed the release of it as well. And this lawsuit was basically the start of the dispute between Microsoft and Apple.

1995: The Billion-Dollar Lawsuit Of Apple

It was during this time that Apple threatened several companies including Intel Corporation, Microsoft about a certain software developer San FranciscoCanyon, which both Microsoft an Apple had used. Apple Company went on to sue all the companies, and the statement was that when San Francisco Canyon was the one working for Apple, there were many codes made and included in the driver software of Microsoft. This lawsuit turned to become a heavy monetary duel, and the judge ultimately stopped the software release of Microsoft.

1995: Microsoft Want Everything Now

It is true that Apple put many lawsuits on Microsoft and the different developer that the company used at that time. After the certain Video code thievery scandal of Microsoft, it pushed its way back into the game by issuing Windows 95 without the beta versions issued to the Apple Company. For the benefits of the customers, these two companies traded the information about certain products of their companies so that their OS can work efficiently with each other. With the release of Windows 9.5, this agreement was certainly broken. This certainly turned out to be one of the biggest brand bust-ups.

1997: The Separation Of Apple From The Desktop World

This happened around that time when the burst of the tech bubble occurred in the 90s. The huge companies suffered a lot during this time with Microsoft sales declining largely. However, Apple Company had some new and innovative ideas to come out from the storm. Under the guidance of Steve Jobs, this company started a new age of iTunes in the new iPhones and stuff, and that is what made them free from the grip of Microsoft. The modern applications of Microsoft still don’t stand a chance to what Apple did with iTunes.

The war between Apple and Microsoft seems to go on and on. And there is no inkling of it being over in some time.

Chris has been blogging since the early days of the internet. He primarily focuses on topics related to tech, business, marketing, and pretty much anything else that revolves around tech. When he's not writing, you can find him noodling around on a guitar or cooking up a mean storm for friends and family.

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