Which of the computing giants do you prefer?

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Which of the computing giants do you prefer?

  1. Microsoft

    14 vote(s)
    23.0%
  2. Google

    20 vote(s)
    32.8%
  3. IBM

    5 vote(s)
    8.2%
  4. Intel

    4 vote(s)
    6.6%
  5. AMD

    14 vote(s)
    23.0%
  6. Apple

    4 vote(s)
    6.6%
  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator

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    Some people are really MS, or pro Google etc... do you have any company that you particularly like or is it the lesser of two evils?
     
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    Quadophile Hon. Acoustical Engineer Moderator

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    If one is considering overall philosopy of the company I'd go with IBM :)
     
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    1. Microsoft
    2. Intel
    3. Google
    4. IBM
     
    Reefsmoka, Sep 30, 2005
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    Who needs IBM?
    I'd go with Microsoft, Google, then Intel. But I prefer AMD.
     
    AviFlombaum, Sep 30, 2005
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    the only one i like is google, i use XP because its the most compatible actually its because its easiest to use
     
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    IBM rock out of the whole lot.

    All of our main servers are IBM's with a few Dell's alongside.

    I'm also a big Fan of google, but i try to stay away from Microsoft stuff, thus why we don't use W2K3 on servers unless a client requires it :)
     
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    Is this a trick question ... or am I being dumb today. :confused:

    There is only one "computing" giant listed.

    You list Intel but NOT AMD
    You list Microsoft, but not Mac or Linux (had to sneak that one in)
    You list Google, but not Yahoo. (insert the rest here)

    The only "computing" giant I see is IBM ... and they are as bad as the rest.

    Abstention. ;)
     
    muckshifter, Sep 30, 2005
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    AMD

    If I had to choose one of that lot it would be IBM as they're responsible for some good things.

    They also collaborate with Linux people.

    But, as with Mucks - Abstain ;)
     
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    OK, perhaps "computing" was a bit misleading - but Hardware/IT/Computing related - all household names :)
     
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    Ok, voted AMD.

    I was thinking, the omission of AMD in that list may very well reflect the general public's perception of computing 'giants'.

    AMD? Who they?
     
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    Alot of businesses depend on IBM, their laptops are some of their best build made
    and notice how most things say "IBM compatible" somewere on them...
     
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    muckshifter Captain Crunchie, Retired Moderator

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    Haha ... that was from the 'good old days' when every PC was trying to compete with IBM. ;)
     
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    ;) yeah...

    My list goes
    1.IBM
    2.AMD - though all my pc's are Intel i must admire their ability to make very afordable processors
    3.Intel - for making kickass processors and widely used chipsets
    4.Google - Google is god

    1034... Microsoft ;)
     
    Consoles_Suck, Sep 30, 2005
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    I don't think Google really belongs in the choices... the rest of them create tangible products... Google does not produce and pc components.... do they??
     
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    Yes thats right, I just created a list of well known "brands" if you like :)
     
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    You left out APPLE!!!
     
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    yes... thats because apple suck with their cut-down linux like distrobution and non-conformist hardware that is overpriced
     
    Consoles_Suck, Oct 1, 2005
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    Go on then, I'll add Apple too ;) That should be interesting!
     
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    Ian, this is getting silly. :(

    Better add Linux, ATI, nVidia, Sony, Acer ;)

    I still don't understand the poll ... :(
     
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    Its just based on the "big names" and large corporate identities. For example anyone not knowing about computers would know most items on that list.

    I'll end the poll after a few days as it is a bit confusing, I admit!
     
    Ian, Oct 1, 2005
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