Tag Team: Jobs and Macs versus Gates and Windows PCs
Are you a Microsoft devotee or an Apple fan? How much do you know about the two companies and their operating systems? Find out in our quiz!
Which company was founded first: Microsoft or Apple?
- Both were founded in the same year.
Which founder famously dropped out of college to help start his respective company?
- Steve Jobs
- Bill Gates
- Both Gates and Jobs dropped out of college.
Which computer operating system was announced first?
- They came out the same year.
Before the Macintosh, Apple tried to develop another computer system with a graphical user interface (GUI). What was it called?
In 2012, Microsoft will release Windows 8. If we go by version numbers, which OS would be Windows 4.1?
- Windows NT
- Windows 95
- Windows 98
Apple likes to name versions of Mac OS X after big cats. Which cat was version 10.3?
According to StatCounter, what percentage of computers in the consumer market are Macs?
- 6.78 percent
- 15.2 percent
- 21.3 percent
Out of all the versions of Windows in use, two are the most common today. One is Windows 7 -- what's the other?
- Windows Vista
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP
What was the name Bill Gates gave the prototype Macintosh Microsoft obtained before the official Macintosh launch?
After being away from the company for several years, Steve Jobs returned to Apple and gave a keynote address at which big event?
- Consumer Electronics Show
- Boston Macworld
- Electronic Entertainment Expo
Apple and Microsoft licensed graphical user interface technology from which company?
- Texas Instruments
How much did a share of Microsoft stock go for in its initial public offering?
How much money would you have had to cough up for a single share in Apple stock during its IPO in 1980?
For a short time in 2011, Apple became the most valuable company in the world based on stock trading. Which company did it knock out of the number-one spot?
- Exxon Mobil
Which technology leader topped the September 2011 Forbes list for richest people in America?
- Bill Gates
- Steve Jobs
- Larry Ellison
Apple is famous for delivering customer satisfaction. What was its American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) score in 2011?
Before Windows 7, what was Microsoft's ACSI score in regards to Windows?
According to W3Counter, what percentage of people use some form of Internet Explorer as of September 2011?
- 57.8 percent
- 41.3 percent
- 35.1 percent
Which of the following operating systems is the most expensive?
- Mac OS X Lion
- Microsoft Windows 7
Which computer model did Apple discontinue in the summer of 2011?
- Macbook Mini