Steve Jobs of Apple and Bill Gates of Microsoft

Steve Jobs of Apple and Bill Gates of Microsoft
Steve Jobs (born in Green Bay, Wisconsin on the 24th of February 1955) is best know as the co-founder & ceo of Apple Computer and somewhat less so for his leadership of Pixar which is a computer animation studio. On the other hand, Bill Gates (born in Seattle, Washington on the 28th of October 1955) is married to Melinda French Gates and has three children. Bill Gates is the co-founder and current Chairman and Chief Software Architect of Microsoft. Both started their careers almost at the same time and within the same industry. They are without a doubt two of the most successful and wealthy men in the PC industry. Steve Jobs is a true creative thinker and technological leader while Bill Gates is the opportunity seeker. The competition and rivalry between Gates and Jobs has become one of the most enduring and fascinating in the American business industry. In the end both men are well-known and idolized by many.Although each company has its own philosophy, there is a slight difference between Microsoft?s and apple?s philosophies because each philosophy has a different aim. Microsoft?s philosophy is; ?A computer on every disk in every house, running Microsoft software? which is more focused and concerned about running their own software in every computer. As for Apple?s philosophy, it is; ?Make computers accessible to everyone and make it very easy to use? and that is more concerned about making their computers being easy to access and making it as easy as they can for everyone else to use.

They both established and co-founded their companies along with another person (co-founder). Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen who dropped out of Washington State University to pursue his and Bill Gates dream of writing software commercially for the new personal computers. However, In November 2000 Allen resigned from his position on the Microsoft board. As for Apple, it was co-founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak who is credited with initiating the entry of computers into private homes and he also wrote most of the software that Apple ran.

Bill Gates first achievement was the development of a programming language called basic for the Altair computer which is the first commercially successful personal computer. As for Steve Jobs, his first big achievement was Apple II which was the most popular and best selling personal computer of its time. There is a difference between their first achievements because Microsoft first development was a software whereas Apple?s first product was a hardware.

Both Bill Gates and Steve jobs are extremely good at taking in good ideas, and developing them and making them into a successful product. This mostly because they are not at all afraid of taking any risks and try very hard even if they do not always get it right the first time. An example for this would be MS-dos for Microsoft and an example for apple would be The Lisa and the Page Maker.

Bill Gates has two books written by him, these books called `Business @ The Speed of Thought? and `The Road Ahead?. In addition to that, he also has books written about him like `Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire?. On the other hand, Steve Jobs does not have any books written by him but there were books written about him like `The Second Coming of Steve Jobs? and `Steve Jobs and The NeXT Big Thing?.

No matter how much rivalry or competition, both Bill Gates and Steve jobs achieved a huge amount of success in their own way. They had similarities between them such as co-founding their companies along with another person, Steve Jobs co-founded Apple with Steve Wozniak and Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. They were also similar at taking in idea and developing them without being afraid of facing any risks. Aside from these similarities, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs also had some differences between them; these differences include the fact that both of their companies (Microsoft and Apple) have their own different and unique philosophy with different aim. Also their first achievements differ because Microsoft?s first achievement basic was a software whereas Apple?s first achievement Apple II was a hardware. Bill Gate also had 2 books written by him in addition to books written about him but Steve Jobs didn?t have the skills to write any books, there were only books written about him by other people.

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