Editor's note: This marks the debut of a new series of articles on TheStreet.com pitting two big companies against each other. today, Apple vs. Microsoft.The two heavyweight contenders are headed for the ring. Which computer operating system will emerge as the champ: Apple's ( AAPL) OS X or Microsoft's ( MSFT) Windows 7? In this new weekly series, I'll review the head-to-head battle of products while my colleagues James Rogers and Scott Moritz will handle the equity. Today, James looks at the importance of the operating systems to the two companies' businesses.
Arch Rivals: Apple Vs. Windows