Mac vs. PC: The Debate and the Dilemma Background of the Debate The debate between whether to buy Macintosh or buy a PC has been ongoing since Microsoft first introduced Microsoft Windows in November 1984. Apple Macintosh had developed its first personal computer, mouse and graphical user interface (GUI) in January of 1984. The debate has grown and has been the subject of many articles and even is the main high light of various websites. This frequently heated debate has even been compared to the Pepsi vs. Coke debate (Derene, 2009). While the rhetoric has continued the differences between these products has actually lessened, making it possible for some applications to be shared.
For example, the Mac OS X would be perfect for the graphic design department, but would not work out well in the engineering department, which is better suited for Windows or Linux. The major operating systems to choose from are Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh OS X and various distributions of Linux. For Linux, we will use RedHat/Fedora and Ubuntu as an example. Microsoft Windows Used in approximately 90 percent of computers worldwide, Microsoft Windows is indeed popular. It originated as a graphical environment built on top of Microsoft's Disk Operating System (DOS) in 1985, as Windows 1.0.
Microsoft Windows is one of the advance and excellent operating system that commonly and widely used for personal computer that develop by Microsoft. According to statistic until February 2014 80.6% of total personal computers used Microsoft Windows as their operating system. This statistic was based on the percentage of operating system used to access to the internet (Data, 2014) (Enterprise, 2012) Microsoft windows operating system not only limited to personal computer but also being used in serve, device, smartphone, embedded system and others .Microsoft was founded on 4 April 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. (Microsoft, 2014) The history of Windows was started by the development of MS-DOS (x84) that stand for ‘Microsoft disk operating system’ for the very first IBM personal computer on August 1981 with version MS-DOS 1.0 and the latest update was on 1994 with version MS-DOS 6.22. (Stallings, 2005) Initially, the initial version was simple and resemble CP/M operating system.
Microsoft Windows is a graphical operating system, produced by Microsoft Corporation. System began operating as a front graphical MS -DOS in 1985, in a move to respond to the growing interest in the graphical user interfaces. The Microsoft Windows dominates the PC market in the world where reach share of nearly 90 % of the market ahead of the Mac OS, which was released in 1984. In this essay I will took about windows 7, window8, and the difference between windows7 and windows 8. Windows 7 is a series introduced by Windows operating systems, Microsoft issued in October 22, 2009  after Windows Vista system in less than three years.
BASIC stands for Beginner’s All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, and purpose was to allow usage of computers to other people without mathematic and scientific background. Project rose to dominance of personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS during 1980’s, after that Microsoft introduced Windows which would came to dominate the market of personal computers. As mentioned earlier, besides developing operating systems, today Microsoft is involved in production of variety different things. It produces variety of different software for desktops and servers, it also stood up to one of its rivals “Google” by developing “Bing” internet search engine. On other hand Microsoft also became very successful in video game industry by developing Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles.
Microsoft and Apple are the two leading corporations in the rapidly growing electronic business. Apple Inc. was incorporated January 3, 1977, ('Apple Investor Relations Investor FAQ') one year after Microsoft was funded. In August 1981, Microsoft launched its first version of Windows version 1.0 sparking the competition between Microsoft and Apple. ('Introduction to Microsoft Windows') Microsoft is better than Apple because, people are more familiar with Microsoft Windows rather than Mac OS (Operating System) X. It is easier and cheaper to upgrade Microsoft's software and hardware rather than the Mac PC, and Microsoft's corporation also has much more to offer to the public than Apple Inc.
Brief History of Microsoft Windows On November 10, 1983 Microsoft Windows, an extension of MS DOS was born and sold for $100.00. It is a graphical operating environment for PC users. The GUI era at Microsoft begins. The first widely popular version of Windows released in 1990 was 3.0 and also the first version that many home PC users have ever tried. Just like Macintosh over the years they upgraded and graduated until closer to current day October 25, 2001.