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!
Question 1 of 20
Which company was founded first: Microsoft or Apple?
Question 2 of 20
Which founder famously dropped out of college to help start his respective company?
Question 3 of 20
Which computer operating system was announced first?
Question 4 of 20
Before the Macintosh, Apple tried to develop another computer system with a graphical user interface (GUI). What was it called?
Question 5 of 20
In 2012, Microsoft will release Windows 8. If we go by version numbers, which OS would be Windows 4.1?
Question 6 of 20
Apple likes to name versions of Mac OS X after big cats. Which cat was version 10.3?
Question 7 of 20
According to StatCounter, what percentage of computers in the consumer market are Macs?
Question 8 of 20
Out of all the versions of Windows in use, two are the most common today. One is Windows 7 -- what's the other?
Question 9 of 20
What was the name Bill Gates gave the prototype Macintosh Microsoft obtained before the official Macintosh launch?
Question 10 of 20
After being away from the company for several years, Steve Jobs returned to Apple and gave a keynote address at which big event?
Question 11 of 20
Apple and Microsoft licensed graphical user interface technology from which company?
Question 12 of 20
How much did a share of Microsoft stock go for in its initial public offering?
Question 13 of 20
How much money would you have had to cough up for a single share in Apple stock during its IPO in 1980?
Question 14 of 20
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?
Question 15 of 20
Which technology leader topped the September 2011 Forbes list for richest people in America?
Question 16 of 20
Apple is famous for delivering customer satisfaction. What was its American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) score in 2011?
Question 17 of 20
Before Windows 7, what was Microsoft's ACSI score in regards to Windows?
Question 18 of 20
According to W3Counter, what percentage of people use some form of Internet Explorer as of September 2011?
Question 19 of 20
Which of the following operating systems is the most expensive?
Question 20 of 20