Video of the Week – How Windows Really Became the Market Leader

Screen Shot 2013-09-17 at 10.15.29 AMI’ll admit I’m an Apple fan boy! I have owned multiple iPods and iPhones, I currently have an iPad, an iTV, a MacBook Air and a MacBook Pro. However, I wasn’t always Mac-religious. I spent years using Linux boxes and Windows machines. In fact my favourite OS to date is still Windows NT4. It was the most stable and reliable OS I ever used.

Like the cola wars, the OS wars have been flaming since the mid-80s and every so often they come to a boiling point. We’re at another boiling point. Since the death of Steve Jobs we’ve seen an increase in Windows ads attacking, mocking and generally smearing Apple. Don’t get me wrong, I think Windows has done a tremendous job of bringing themselves back to forefront of the computer industry and have put together quite a few clever campaigns. Mac, until recently, was doing the exact same thing.

I’m not taking sides. I love my Mac. I will probably never go back to Windows. That’s strictly a personal decision. I don’t buy the hype that Apple stole their software from Xerox, and Microsoft stole their software from Apple …

In the early days of computing they were all startups. It was all about experimentation. Building the future. Creating a revolution! They helped and learned from one another – what startups do!

It’s not so different today. Many startups get their inspiration and motivation from other startups – no one accuses them of stealing!

So, what does this have to do with our video of the week? I came across this 2 part documentary entitled “How Windows Really Became the Market Leader”. Personally, I think the guy who wrote this got it wrong. This documentary attempts to make Steve Jobs and Apple look bad and Bill Gates and Microsoft look like geniuses. Neither is true, neither is wrong. However, in doing so this video does point out some interesting facts – like how Xerox could’ve been the Apple of the future if they had believed in their software.

Here are some interesting comments from YouTubers

This has to be one of the most one sided untruthful video’s I’ve seen on this subject. I’d recommend anyone who truly is interest in this subject watch the last joint interview Jobs and Gates did together.

Apple never recovered from loosing Steve, Steve was the heart and soul and driving force. It would be at quite a different place today. They lost their heart and soul.

This is the most one-sided video I’ve ever seen 😀 Viewers, BEWARE

Apple did copy it. And so did Microsoft. The graphical user interface was a solution to a problem and thus it became an eventuality

We do not want to know the reality about Mac and Microsoft. we want to upgrade our technology.

Part 1

Part 2

I think there may be a 3rd part, but I couldn’t find it on YouTube.

What say you?

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