APPLE VS. MICROSOFT

Events

Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates

1975

Apple history begins in the garage of Ste Jobs’ childhood home, where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak tested the first Apple 1 computers

1976

Apple co founded by Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne

April 1, 1976

Apple introduces its first successful product, the Apple 2 computer for 1,298

1977

Apple Computer Inc. Incorperates

January 3, 1977

Apple worker Jef Raskin who had only joined Apple a year prior, begins working on the Macintosh project

1979

Apple launches Its IPO And becomes a publicly traded company

December 12, 1980

Microsoft incorperates

June 25, 1981

Apple worker Steve Jobs is forced out of the Lisa project and takes control of the Macintosh project from Jef Raskin who subsequently resigns

1982

Apple launches “Lisa” but only sells 100,000 units due to the personal computers expensive prices

January 19, 1983

Microsoft Windows announced

November 1983

Steve Jobs resigns from Apple for about 10 Years

September 16, 1985

Microsoft Windows version 1.0 Released

November 1985

Microsoft stock goes public

March 13, 1986

Microsoft Introduces Microsoft Works

1987

Microsoft Windows version 2.0 released

April 1987

Microsoft introduces earliest version of office activity

August 1, 1989

Microsoft and IBM Stop working together to develop in operating systems

1990

Microsoft Launches Windows 3.0

May 22, 1990