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VP Enterprise Marketing for PBworks,  first investor in and previously interim CEO of Ustream.TV.  Chris is an active angel investor and the founder and Chairman of the Harvard Business School Technology Alumni Association (HBSTECH). Chris earned two degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. His personal blogs are Adventures in Capitalism and Ask the Harvard MBA.

3 responses to “Microsoft People vs. Apple People”

  1. Adron

    Just to add, often the Apple items have as many or more features than the Windows Features. This is definitely true in the developer realm.

    Most of the Windows “features” never get used except for a small percentage of power users. Also, often with all the tweaking available, Windows still tends to underperform OS-X in a number of ways.

    Ironic isn’t it, seeking options Windows reduces one’s options. This is probably one of the biggest reasons Apple has dominated when it comes to laptops & machines used for web development (graphics, site, and even back end). Simply put, the real options are available with lower resistance than on Windows.

    However, if you’re an office drone, it’s often cheaper to just use a Windows machine. There’s also the possibility you’re an IT guy, in which case you have to control all of your users behavior and lock them down, Windows makes that pretty easy w/ Office and such.

    The Internet however has swapped that around too. Things are a changing.

  2. Megan Jones

    Strangely, I am both. For my computer I am a Microsoft girl all the way. I like to make everything exactly the way I want it and I find the interface much easier to understand. When it comes to my smartphone, however, I am totally an apple person. I originally went with an android phone thinking that I would much prefer it over the Apple iPhone, but I definitely think mobile technology works much better with a sleeker style and less options seem like more usability.