What do you love from Microsoft, what do you love from Apple?

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  1. boppin macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2008

    I know, not all Apple products were good and not all Microsoft products were bad.


    What do you love from Microsoft, what do you love from Apple?

    From Apple:
    Their OS (until 10.11), their hardware (until the 2016 MacBook Pros).

    From Microsoft:
    Their Office progams (I think there is nothing better), their online services (like OneDrive).

    But why?

    No company can produce everything itself. When Apple produces a good OS there must be another one who produces a good Office product.

    And what do you think?
    What do you love from Microsoft, what do you love from Apple?
  2. slooksterPSV macrumors 68040


    Apr 17, 2004
    Specific features, on Windows Mobile, the live tiles were helpful and the glance screen. I miss those features, but I can do without. Apple, I love iOS overall. Mac I'm just getting back into so I'm still seeing what (if anything) I'm missing. VS Code is on Mac, VS is on Mac, Pages and Numbers are my favorites as they work really well. I love iBook Author. Safari is pretty good.

    Windows-wise, I don't know that I'm really missing anything. Apple seems to have most of it if not all that I really use.
  3. DevNull0 macrumors 68020

    Jan 6, 2015
    From Microsoft...software that will run on powerful, configurable hardware.

    From Apple...currently the multi-touch gestures in macOS and the integration of iPhone messaging with the macbook.
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I like the latest Windows [10]; very good usability and it's fast.

    The Surface products are getting better and better. I have both the latest Surface Book and the Surface Pro. Very high quality products and honestly the iPad Pro is not the same at all when you compare the two lines.

    Their phones kind of sucked, not just the lack of software. I never liked the tiles and I still don't.

    For Apple, I love the latest Macs but the fact of the matter is everything Apple seems to be at a standstill. The iPhone hasn't changed in like four years, the X looks like the Samsung S8/Note 8. Honestly it doesn't matter if Samsung stole the design or not, the fact of the matter is Apple still pushes the iPhone 8 and not the redesigned X only is ridiculous in its own right.

    Got the new Apple Watch 3 with LTE on release.... and it was DOA. So sad. Replacement is 3-5 freaking WEEKS!

    I have a Mac Pro from 2009... and the next real update was 2013... and now it's 2017 and I'm still running the same damn Mac Pro. Seriously Apple?!

    I love Apple and all, but not feeling it.
  5. Tech198, Sep 30, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2017

    Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Microsoft: Windows 7 (only in VM, but that doesn't get much use either), but I only keep it around as i have a PC desktop... as well. or just tinkling with software stuff .. No point is stuffing up a PC for testing.

    Apple: iOS and Sierra, when it works.

    Apple is the only trackpad-thing I know were one button does as many things as u can put into one button... Although the option to disable stuff is nice,,, I always feel if u give users plenty of options to disable, that overseas how much you can get one button to do.. (eg.. press oce or this, two fingers for something else etc,, three, and four fingers for something better)

    I strongly disagree with that method... but ....its Apple :D First thing I do is disable most of this stuff, but keep the switching full screen apps on as i use Mission Control all the time and multiple desktops.
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I love Apple's hardware. It's beautiful and meant to last. I really think, after all these years, that I still prefer Microsoft for its Windows OS. I mean, why does Apple not offer a database?

    If the two companies got together and put MS software on Apple hardware, the world would be a better place.
  7. spooklog macrumors regular


    Aug 10, 2015
    New Hampshire
    Loved Microsoft's mobile OS running on Nokia phones, such as the Lumia line. Tiles were OK, but the typography-based OS was super slick and fast and didn't require a lot of resources.

    Can't touch Windows software and the universe of hardware available for it. Tinkerer's wet dream, and I have good memories of building Windows machines, although those memories are 30 years old.

    Love Apple hardware but of course it's all black box territory and their ecosystem is a walled garden. True, it just works, and Apple's vaunted "Apple experience" really is damn good--from the fine points of product packaging design to neat things like the "internet recovery" option when booting a crashed Mac. All good and no worries, and at may age I'm not so keen on tinkering with stuff that I depend on.

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