Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Which OS is superior? Mac or Windows?

It's true that there are plenty of different computer manufacturing brands, but for the average user, there are only two real choices for operating systems: Mac OS vs. Windows. There's also Linux, but that is used mainly by businesses and advanced computer users. When it comes to choosing a personal computer, you have to take a close look at what both Windows and Mac have to offer, and we'll be exploring some of their respective advantages in this article.

The main advantage of Windows based computers for the average user is price. You can definitely get a computer with a Windows OS for much less than you can get a Mac for. Whether you get a desktop or a laptop, you can save several hundred dollars by choosing a PC rather than a Mac. If the only thing you are hoping to do with your computer are the basics like watching videos and Internet surfing and emailing, it makes a lot more sense for you financially to choose a Windows based PC. You probably have quite a few reasons for liking Mac better--maybe its easier for you to use or its design is better, but it is always going to cost you more money. When your goal is to get the lowest priced PC, though, Windows has a clear advantage. Do keep in mind though, PC tends to be the leading platform for gaming. 

If you are a follower of tech news, you've undoubtedly heard quite a bit about Windows 10, the next important update being offered by the Windows operating system. For some people this is going to be a major blip in the entire Windows Vs. Mac debate because, apparently, when this new release comes out it is going to have some amazing new features. Most importantly, Windows 10 will give you the option of using your computer as a tablet, with a highly functional touchscreen. There will also be the option to use the traditional keyboard and mouse. Of course, as of the writing of this article, Windows 10 is still a future release that we can only look forward to. The release date will be sometime in 2018 at the earliest. By then it is definitely likely that Mac is going to come up with something that will rival those features.

With the newest Mac OS release: OS X High Sierra, you have built in security features that will keep you protected when someone wants to steal our laptop or notebook. iPhones have employed Remote Wipe for quite a while, but it is still new for regular computers. This will help you remotely erase your whole hard drive if your computer is lost or stolen. If you keep personal or very sensitive information on your computer, this will offer you some genuine peace of mind. You will only be able to use this feature with Lion OS as it makes judicious use of the iCloud. As of this article's writing Windows based computers do not have anything that is remotely comparable to this feature. Obviously you still need to run backups of your important data so that, in the event that you do have to wipe your hard drive, you won't lose the data that is most important to you. These are just a few of the points regarding Windows and Mac OSes that you should consider before making your final choices. If you're having trouble making up your mind, you should visit a large computer store, including perhaps an Apple store if there's one near you. It's easier to come to a final decision when you can check out both types of PC with your own eyes and hands.

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