There are people who prefer Windows and those who prefer Mac OS, and each system has its advantages. Both operating systems are always being upgraded. The latest version of Mac is Lion, and Windows users are looking forward to the release of Windows 8 in the near future. In the following paragraphs we are going to compare some of the major advantages to both of these operating systems.
Price is the biggest advantage that Windows systems have over Macs. It is absolutely easier to afford a Windows based computer than it is to buy a Mac based computer. Whether you want to get a desktop or a laptop, you can save lots of money by picking a PC over 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 might still have your reasons for liking Macs better, like how easy it is to use or the design it has, but you definitely have to pay more out of pocket for it.
When your goal is to get the lowest priced PC, though, Windows has a clear advantage. Lots of the most popular products made by Apple aren’t actually computers, but are iPods, iPads and iPhones. However, if you have a Mac, it’s easy and convenient to connect these devices to your main computer. People with Mac OSes get access to the zero cost iCloud service which makes it a lot easier to sync up your computer with your iPhones, iPods and iPads. So if you’re a fan of downloading content to your mobile devices, transferring them to your Mac computer is a lot easier than it used to be. Obviously, this is only a major benefit if you enjoy using Apple’s mobile devices. Windows PCs, on the other hand, have a much tougher time keeping external devices synced with their computers.
With the newest Mac OS release: OS X Lion, you have built in security features that will keep you protected when someone wants to steal our laptop or notebook. This feature, Remote Wipe, has been available on iPhones for quite a long time, but only recently has it been introduced to notebooks and laptops. This will allow you to erase your computer’s entire hard drive remotely in the event that you lose it or someone steals it. When you keep your personal information or sensitive files on your computer, this can give you some honest peace of mind. This is a feature that works with iCloud, and is only available on the Lion OS. As of this article’s writing Windows based computers do not have anything that is remotely comparable to this feature.
Obviously it also helps to back up any data that you think is important so that if you ever need to erase your hard drive you aren’t going to lose anything important. One of the first things you need to decide on before starting your search for a computer is whether to get a Mac or windows OS. After comparing the Mac and PC for price, versatility, interface and appearance, you should know what type of computer you want. We’ve looked at some of the pros and cons of both operating systems, but only you can decide which is right for you.