Vista Vs. OSX, The Two-hour Definitive Word

Robert Scoble, I remember having great discussions about Microsoft vs. Apple back in the 1980s and 1990s. We all survived those years without too many hurt feelings. So, I thought it'd be fun to do it again in 2007 now that Microsoft is shipping Windows Vista. Yeah, fresh meat for the whole debate! (Or was […]

Robert Scoble, I remember having great discussions about Microsoft vs. Apple back in the 1980s and 1990s. We all survived those years without too many hurt feelings.

So, I thought it'd be fun to do it again in 2007 now that Microsoft is shipping Windows Vista. Yeah, fresh meat for the whole debate! (Or was that just the burritos we were eating?) This presented an interesting opportunity to invite four interesting people over to the house last night who would give me insights from both sides of the aisle. Of course Maryam and I gave them some social lubricant and Tres Amigos' burritos, and recorded it. We burned through two tapes (almost two hours). One thing that's a given in our industry: we'll never tire of talking about Apple vs. Microsoft. Even, when, as Fred Davis points out below, there's not all that much to talk about (the discussions were a lot more fun back in 1989 when there was a truly huge difference between the two OS's).

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Microsoft, Windows Vista, Apple, OS X