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The question here is really vague, and possibly might be a bit sided on this forum.
So, answer however you think, provide you input as to "Steve Jobs or Bill Gates"
Who has provided more influence in the tech industry?
Which was better a pong?
Who was the better CEO?
Who have helped the world better with their technology solutions?
Who was smarter?
Which looked better in a black turtleneck and blue jeans?
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There is no problem, Apple is very successful. I just don't like it.
Consider Microsoft windows. The possibilities to build a machine that will run it are endless.
Android is available on all kinds of different devices from thousands of vendors.
Apple has two or three iPhones, two or three laptops and two or three desktops, very limited opportunities to customise them. That is why I never bought personally an Apple device and use them only because my work requires it.
In other words, Apple is a hardware company first and I'm a software guy.
Contrarywise, DEC developed most of the Operating Systems for their hardware (PDP, VAX, Alpha), as did IBM (mainframes) -- just not a consumer-grade OS. Those Operating Systems don't run on hardware it wasn't developed for and you can't just go to a store and buy parts to assemble a compatible system.
On the other hand, there are rumors that HP may release a version of OpenVMS that runs natively on x86, but lacking that there are emulators.
The OP asked about Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates, not Apple vs MS. From a software perspective, Steve Jobs took the ideas from Xerox PARC and brought the desktop UI to the masses. Bill Gates ran down the street and bought the rights to DOS. Later on, Steve Jobs brought us the iPhone while Bill Gates was retired or something.
I really don't think its even close.
“Steve doesn’t get Pixar,” Pam went on. “We’re artsy and creative. We’re like a family. We hug. And we’re not a top-down organization; everyone here has a voice.”
“Steve is the guy who owns us—but he’s never been one of us,” Pam explained. “We’ve long felt unvalued, unappreciated. People worry that if he gets too close, he’ll ruin Pixar, and destroy our culture. And now, you’re the guy he has sent to whip us into shape.”
“Plus,” Pam added, “He’s broken promises. And people are angry about that.”
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