Microsoft...IBM which one you prefer?
14 Mar 07
i go with ibm at first coz it has been called "big blue" company right from the begining.Dats it.Mostly the hardware market is captured by IBM.But cuming to the otherside thy dont do any sevice based sevices.Cuming to microsoft it has been ruling all the way coz it enjoys amss market.The platform independent oses have really ruled out.Moreover the company ensure GUI n user freindliness which lacks in IBM.The major transformations n revolutions dat compuer industry has faced is just through innovations of microsoft only.All leaps n bounds hav been seen thru microsft only So taking these into concerns i prefer microsoft in software oriented n ibm if i were to choose hardware market
13 Jan 07
i think microsft is the best . Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary operating systems by Microsoft. They can run on several types of platforms such as servers, embedded devices and, most typically, on personal computers. Microsoft first introduced an operating environment named Windows in November 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS in response to the growing trend of graphical user interfaces (GUI) popularized by the Macintosh. Microsoft Windows eventually came to dominate the world's personal computer market. At the 2004 IDC Directions conference, IDC Vice President Avneesh Saxena stated that Windows had approximately 90% of the client operating system market Security has been a hot topic with Windows for many years, and even Microsoft itself has been the victim of security breaches.  Due in some part to the widespread usage of Windows on personal computers, as well as a number of technical reasons there is reportedly a fivefold greater amount of malware for Windows than other operating systems such as GNU/Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD. Windows was originally designed for ease-of-use on a single-user PC without a network connection, and did not have security features built in from the outset. Windows NT and its successors are designed for security (including on a network) and multi-user PCs, but was not designed for Internet security in mind as much since, when it was first developed, the Internet was less important. Combined with occasionally flawed code (such as buffer overflows), Windows is a frequent target of worms and virus writers. Furthermore, until Windows Server 2003 most versions of even Windows NT were shipped with important security features disabled by default, and vulnerable (albeit useful) system services enabled by default