There are three corporate giants that dominate tech news. All of them have recently made headlines with innovative new products, and all of them have a dedicated following among tech fans, and are hated intensely by just as many. Time to gather pros and cons for Google, Microsoft and Apple and decide who truly deserves your devotion. Please feel free to add yours in the comments.
|Creates some of the best looking devices in the business||Expensive high-end products, ‘Apple tax‘|
|Focused on ease of use, user experience||Shady, restrictive app approval system for iPhone apps|
|To be cherished as the only real competitor for Microsoft until Linux catches on more||The minute you get a Mac it is replaced by a newer, faster model for the same price|
|Degree of devotion among fans is just plain scary|
|64 bit||64 Kb|
|From what I hear, Windows 7 is actually pretty good||Expensive, closed source software with restrictive licensing model|
|No app approval madness for mobile OS, open to anyone||Still absolutely clueless when it comes to the internet|
|Bill Gates supports a lot of good causes||Long history of pushing own standards and ignoring/sabotaging others|
|Offers just about everything it does for free||Knows where you are, what you’re doing and probably what you’re thinking|
|Embraces open source software, open standards||Excels at making clean interfaces that are still slightly confusing|
|Reinvented email with Gmail, about to do the same for GPS navigation||Nothing they do looks really sexy, even if it’s potentially revolutionary like Wave|
|No app approval madness for mobile OS (open source)|
I personally prefer Google’s way of doing business and I love a lot of their products and services. But that’s just me. Pledge your allegiance!