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Okay I know this will never happen but let's imagine it for a second. What would you do if you heard that Apple bought MS for like 100 billion or something? The OSs would still stay seperate but they would be worked on by both companies. (MS Would help with 10.7 and Apple would help with 8). I would be glad even if MS had bought apple. It would mean a better OS for both Windows and Mac users. What about you?

asked Apr 24 '11 at 12:50

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In either case a monopoly is created so it won't happen. However, I would stay with Windows for gaming.

Or maybe at this point linux will have come far enough for me to use it as a primary OS.

answered Apr 24 '11 at 15:46

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I wouldn't do anything.

answered Apr 24 '11 at 15:47

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You wouldn't care the least. That's hard to imagine.

(Apr 24 '11 at 16:11) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

I didn't say I wouldn't care I said I wouldn't do anything.

(Apr 24 '11 at 16:32) markd12 markd12's gravatar image

What would I do?

I would think back to 1997, when Apple were 60 days from going bust, and Microsoft bought non-voting shares for 150 million dollars in Apple to save them from going bust!! Back then Apple shares could be bought for a few dollars!

What a turn around, in what really is only a few years :)

What I haven't been able to find out however is when did Microsoft sell the shares? They had to keep them for at least 3 years as the agreement stated, but did they sell them just before or just after the iPod launch? Anyone know?

answered Apr 24 '11 at 16:29

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I would mark the end of the PC vs MAC war.

HURRAY!

answered Apr 25 '11 at 10:04

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Good point. However consumers would still be having a war. As I said they OSs stay seperated.

(Apr 25 '11 at 11:12) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

Well if Apple bought Microsoft, Microsoft products would probably increase in price and in quality. If Microsoft bought Apple, Apples prices would probably decrease, but their products not change much unless they get a new crew working on Apple products. Either way though different product would change in terms of quality and pricing.

answered Apr 24 '11 at 14:02

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Why would the price increase? If anything Windows would drop to just a couple versions ranging from $25-$70.

Apple doesn't know shit about consoles so they can't really help much there. Microsoft has what beyond that? A couple mice and a few keyboards?

(Apr 25 '11 at 12:19) Illusion Slayer Illusion%20Slayer's gravatar image

I agree. Windows price would drop if anything.

(Apr 25 '11 at 23:01) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

i would upgrade to MacWin 8 OS X or whatever its called... and test out quake 4 on it...

answered May 28 '11 at 10:51

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I think it would be a sad day for the consumer.

If one bought the other, neither would have a decent competitor (OK linux, but really, your not real competition.) This would in turn mean that inovation would slow, as the 2 companies are not trying to 'out do' each other.

Sad, sad day for the consumer. :(

answered May 28 '11 at 12:05

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It would create an even bigger monopoly! - Bad Lol.

That means total control over the market. No doubt companies like Asus, HP, Sony etc. Would break of and start using Linux or something.

answered May 28 '11 at 12:45

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There are laws to protect things like that from happening. This would be called Big Business/Monoply. It would be just that one brand with no competitors.

But if it were...it would be crazy.

answered May 28 '11 at 21:58

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you just wait for windows 9, oh wait the google is the new MS, so what if google buys apple :D(trollface)?

answered Aug 21 '12 at 23:45

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