What is an indirect competitor of Microsoft?

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  • 8 months ago

       Hi. An indirect competitor of MS would be anybody that sells an alternative product to do the same type of tasks, or on an alternative resource.

       So in other detail, Apple qualifies as an indirect competitor, & so does Google (Android). However, since Unix & linux don't charge fees or purchase pricing (except for a few larger players in the linux / OS fields) they can't be considered competitors even though they use the same hardware resources most of the time.

                       G'Luck!!!

  • falcon
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    indirect competition is the conflict between vendors whose products or services are not the same but that could satisfy the same consumer need.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Apple is a indirect competitor 

  • 8 months ago

    Apple is an indirect competitor of Microsoft.

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  • 8 months ago

    Sony, Apple, Nintendo

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Microsoft is into computers. Computers are used in technologically intensive industries (work), for digital entertainment (play) and for electronic communication (social).

    What if a person, lives simply with no access to electricity whatsoever so therefore has no use for a computer? (There are billions, actually!) Indirect competitors of Microsoft then would be the store in town that sells shovels and hoes (work), that strip club 5 km beyond the town's border (play), and the barber shop/parlor beside justice hall (social).

  • 8 months ago

    Pple not bm because bm made software programs easier for micro n viceversa

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Competitors are Direct.  Microsoft put out an operating system called Windows.  

    . Apple put out a different OS using iOS used in their machines.     Apple also wrote some software that is Windows friendly.   Apple has its own machines.. Linux can run on Windows capable computers and it replaces MS with Unix which is a different language.   Their only common browser that run on either a Windows machine or a Linux machine is Mozilla's Firefox.  There are other O.S. out there but more specialized and used less by the masses.

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Indirect -    Linux

  • 8 months ago

    Foxconn - based in China

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