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    How would Operating Systems look like now if there was no Microsoft?

    Imagine that Microsoft was never created, and Windows was never here.
    How would current Operative systems look like?
    Do you think that Macintosh would have taken the lead and have the same success as Microsoft?

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    If there would be no Microsoft then there would be some other XYZ but i am sure they would not have been able to make such versatile operating systems. Windows is so popular and user friendly that a person gets addicted to it and now it is difficult even to think that what would have happened if we would have no windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linedome View Post
    If there would be no Microsoft then there would be some other XYZ but i am sure they would not have been able to make such versatile operating systems. Windows is so popular and user friendly that a person gets addicted to it and now it is difficult even to think that what would have happened if we would have no windows.
    I think that apple would take the lead.
    But if we think about it, so many programs and games were always designed for a windows system, ever tought that if there was another system isntead of windows, the way we would play games would be different?

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    You only have to look how long Linux has been around and it still isn't popular or user friendly.

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    No Windows!

    I couldnt imagine what computers would be like without windows. Who knows we may still be starting programs and using computer working off of MS-Dos. If you watch any of the old 80s hacker movies you can see what it was like and what it probably would still be like without windows.
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    I don't believe that it would look like MS-Dos or command interfaces.
    Apple was around already, and they had a desktop interface too.
    I think we would definetly not have a command/DOS type interface, since apple would end up creating the main operative system used all over the world.
    Still I think that if apple eventually did that, the "OSx" wouldn't look like it looks now.

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    There would still be Mac, Linux, etc. Those are also great operating systems. But without Windows, there wouldn't be many games on the PC, would there? Unless they were designed for the Unix operating systems instead.

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    If Microsoft never created Windows, then I don't think the computer would be the same. We'd probably have a dos operated system. The computer most likely wouldn't be as popular as it is now, because it wouldn't be as simple to use. A lot would be different, which is why I thank Microsoft for their innovation.

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    Re: How would Operating Systems look like now if there was no Microsoft?

    Quote Originally Posted by bkilam111 View Post
    If Microsoft never created Windows, then I don't think the computer would be the same. We'd probably have a dos operated system. The computer most likely wouldn't be as popular as it is now, because it wouldn't be as simple to use. A lot would be different, which is why I thank Microsoft for their innovation.
    I agree that computers wouldn't be the same. Like it or not, Microsoft made personal computers popular. Apple was first, but they weren't affordable. IBM compatible computers with DOS and Windows made the personal computer industry.

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    Re: How would Operating Systems look like now if there was no Microsoft?

    Quote Originally Posted by win2win View Post
    You only have to look how long Linux has been around and it still isn't popular or user friendly.
    Have you really tried installing Linux and see how user friendly it is?
    I've been using and hoping every distro I met in the Linux world just so I can blog about it and really, you need not to be a genius to try one and install any software you like. Linux is more popular than ever in the server world and this is why it isn't popular to the desktop because its never advertise on TV just like the rest that combatantly want to insert their system to ever default of the manufacturers product.

    They don't need to do that. they never go down to their level.

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    Re: How would Operating Systems look like now if there was no Microsoft?

    Linux probably would have had a bigger impact on the market than it has today if Windows did not exist

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    Re: How would Operating Systems look like now if there was no Microsoft?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tara View Post
    I agree that computers wouldn't be the same. Like it or not, Microsoft made personal computers popular. Apple was first, but they weren't affordable. IBM compatible computers with DOS and Windows made the personal computer industry.
    Huh? Apple was incorporated after Microsoft and IBM was around a LONG time before either (hence "IBM-compatible").

    If Windows had never been invented, we'd still have similar operating systems: the idea was taken from existing inventions at Xerox, so we'd have X-Windows or something similar.

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    Re: How would Operating Systems look like now if there was no Microsoft?

    If there were no Microsoft? That's an easy one.

    Computer users would have become smarter. Why? Because the technological advances demands that computers must be used. However, without the Windows GUI, then the alternative is to do it with the CLI. Which would make the users exercise their gray matter a bit more. Thereby, presumably, leading to healthier and fitter gray matter, resulting in smarter users. Development of software would probably have gone ahead by leaps and bounds, too, since there will be no copyright barriers and encrypted code to impede its progress. Eventually there would be some kind of GUI, I suppose, but more as a novelty than a necessity.

    And, who knows, we might face the possibility of someone called Bill Gates running for President of the US of A. That Bill is one real smart cookie. If he had not applied himself to making money with Microsoft and Windows, he could have very well succeeded in another career and ended up running for public office.

 

 

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