I am owned by one but used by many
I can do some things much faster than any human being
But you may also look through me and see
A special world of beauty

HINT:

When I was young, you would find me in rolling green hills of bliss


What am I?

  • Nice riddle but the title made things too obvious for me :D – Kevin L Oct 13 at 3:39
  • @KevinL That's what I was thinking as well, thanks for the input! – obl Oct 13 at 10:17
  • It was solved within minutes of being posted – obl Oct 13 at 10:18
  • Lol, when El-Guest is online, there's no puzzle left unanswered XD – Kevin L Oct 13 at 12:12
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Are you

Windows? (Or Microsoft?)

I am owned by one but used by many

Owned by Microsoft (Bill Gates) but used by many computers

I can do some things much faster than any human being

Windows can run things faster than any human

But you may also look through me and see A special world of beauty

This is a Window

Hint:

Windows XP’s desktop default background was a rolling green field.

Title:

Windows’ enemy is MacIntosh (ie. Apple) a type of fruit.

  • 1
    Nice! I like your answer to the last hint much better. +1 – Dorrulf Oct 11 at 17:03
  • Thanks, @Dorrulf!! – El-Guest Oct 11 at 17:04
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    that's got to be it! – JGibbers Oct 11 at 17:05
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    Yep, that's it! – obl Oct 11 at 17:07
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    The hint goes deeper: rot13(gur gvgyr bs KC'f qrfxgbc vzntr vf "Oyvff" uggcf://ra.jvxvcrqvn.bet/jvxv/Oyvff_(vzntr)) – AuxTaco Oct 12 at 0:43

Obviously you're

Netflix

I am owned by one but used by many

Nobody actually owns a netflix account, they use someone elses

I can do some things much faster than any human being

Netflix can transmit shows and movies far faster than going to blockbuster or dealing with shipping

But you may also look through me and see

you watch shows through netflix (a bit of a stretch)

A special world of beauty

Planet Earth is spectacular if you haven't seen it

A little tongue in cheek, but I say it still works :)

Bonus:

"If you love fruit then you may know my enemy", netflix routinely competes against Apple for recruits and prestige (FAANG)

  • Nice answer, but not what I was looking for. You are very close though! You got the bonus correct, I will add a hint for further clarification. – obl Oct 11 at 16:58

What about:

Android

I am owned by one but used by many

Owned by Google, but loaded on android devices for people's use.

I can do some things much faster than any human being

As generally most software can in some fashion.

But you may also look through me and see A special world of beauty

So, unsure here. To me: looking through the code can be pretty neat. Generally, it could just be the use of the OS.

Title:

Thanks @JGibbers. Android competes with Apple.

  • last clue may refer to (rot13) n pnzren – JGibbers Oct 11 at 17:04

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