Has Microsoft made your life better?
22% of people are wrong
The answer is yes. Computer technology would be way behind if it weren't for Microsoft innovation. I say that as someone who prefers Apple today
An easy yes. Halo alone makes it a solid yes. So does the many years of using Apple and IBM clone computers using AppleSoft BASIC and DOS). And hundreds of spreadsheets created in Excel, and many hundreds (probably thousands) of documents created in who-knows-how-many successive versions of MS Works then Word, including all of my published columns. And Microsoft is behind the OS running on most of my PCs today, with only two of the ones I use daily running Linux. Could I do without Windows and run Linux exclusively? Obviously yes. Would that let me do everything I do now better and easier, or would it make my life better? Obviously no.
If you like your products to stop functioning within two years (or red ring 3 products within 3 months) go for it. XP was the last decent thing Microsoft released.
So you've never used Microsoft Office before?
Windows 7 is at least as solid as XP.
Older technology, but important to the evolution of PC's & improved technology❗
Very much so! They standardized computers and software development (via DirectX) so that everything was compatible. No more 'Plug 'N Pray,' no more 'this software won't run on a Packard Bell,' etc..
Thanks to them, computers are now just very versatile (and expensive) consoles, if you want them to be!
Our world would be so different without Microsoft. Everyone's lives are better because of it.
Back in high school we used to system link 3-4 Xbox's and get a bunch of guys together and play Halo. Some of the best memories I have were from those times, although not from the game itself, but the time spent with friends while playing it.
I don't have one Microsoft item in my home, hardware or software. Should I be concerned when I walk in?...😯
I do, though, use Oracle at work. Man, what a bunch a hoops and rabbit-holes in THAT program! Anyway, I think MS might help to make life a bit more organized at work.
Supporting Microsoft products is most of my living.
Everyone should answer yes
If you have ever used a modern day computer no matter the company it's a yes. Just because you think Apple or whatever other company is better than Microsoft doesn't mean Microsoft hasn't affected you. Those other company's wouldn't be here if Microsoft hadn't existed.
And you've probably had to use Microsoft office for probably any job.
Wrong. I'm retired military.
Yes, I use it at work all the time.
Not directly since I don't use Microsoft. But I guess indirectly for the technological advancements they've inspired. I'm just glad I don't work for them. Then I'd have to say no.
Funny you ask this question, I was on tech support with them last night for hours and the problem still isn't solved.
Anyone who says no is an idiot.
I was thinking the same thing!
Or they've owned several Microsoft products that broke way too soon.