What are the differences between Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac computers?

The primary difference between the two platforms is the operating systems they run on. Whereas PCs generally run on Microsoft Windows, Apple Macs run on the Mac OS. While it is not possible to install Mac OS on a PC, Macs can also run Windows via the Boot Camp feature.

Here are some major differences between Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows computers

Manufacturers – Apple Computers is the only manufacturer of Macintosh computers. However, many different companies make PCs. Manufacturers like IBM, Dell, Gateway, Compaq, and many others sell computers that come with Windows pre-installed. PCs are much more widely produced than Macs.

User interface (UI) – While many computer users will proclaim one or the other superior when it comes to user interface, or UI, this is ultimately a matter of personal preference. Highlights of the UI in Mac include Launchpad which is a screen full of app icons for easy access, hot corners that can be customized for various types of views, a dock featuring your favorite apps, full screen mode for apps, and spaces that create as many desktops as you like to help minimize clutter.
With PCs UI, highlights include a touch-friendly interface which contains live tiles or rectangular boxes on the screen that represent an app and which is refreshed with the latest app content. Above all, Windows has the familiar desktop which almost every computer user is comfortable with using, and may even prefer.

Gaming – Gaming has long been the province of PCs and with the arrival of Windows 10 the platform has only strengthened its dominance. Aside from an embarrassingly huge advantage over Macs in terms of available titles, PCs now have the ability to stream games from both the Xbox One and Playstation 4. This category isn’t even close. If you like gaming then a Windows PC is hands-down the better choice over a Mac.

Security – Security company AVG writes that since there are still fewer Macs than than Windows computers out there, Apple’s platform is still a bit more secure. But that won’t last for too long, the company writes, and we’ve seen evidence of this as an increasing number of viruses have surfaced on Mac computers in recent years.

Cost – PC advocates often complain that Macs are too expensive. However, Apple has introduced several affordable computers, such as the eMac and Mac mini series. Also, many Mac users will counter that they are getting more power and capabilities than in a PC of the same price. Users have to weigh the cost, capabilities, and included software of a computer to determine what brand and model will work best for them.

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14 thoughts on “What are the differences between Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac computers?

  1. I thought this is a fabulous post because some people just buy Apple computers because their cool. So they should know further details,and explore the further features between these two.

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  2. There is a reason why I bought a Mac, it was not to be one of the cool kids that wanted the best of the best. No it was because of the music production I do on it. Hours and hours sitting in front of my Mac copying, pasting, moving, deleting, hour after hour just beating on my Mac in a endless assault to get my work done. That is the key part, my work. I work from home, it is great, but even if it is from home it is still work and it still needs to get done. So my Mac, I have it because it is fast, gets the job done and comes back for more.

    But what happens when it doesn’t want to do those things anymore?

    I move around massive amounts of information and yes even on the almighty Mac this can cause a problem after a while. Things fragment, programs get corrupted issues come up. My light speed Mac slows down to a crawl and all of the sudden I simply can not get any work done. Because I work from home there is no IT guy to call and ask to come fix it. No instead I have to figure out what is wrong. I am lucky, I did, but not after trying everything under the sun first and wasting countless hours looking for one program that can do what I needed instead of ten programs. One program to lead them all….okay that was a lame Lord of the rings reference, but that program was/is Detox My Mac. A simple to use program that did not just fix my issues, it put my Mac on overdrive again. A few clicks and my Mac was clean and ready to rock and roll again.

    Read more here:- http://detox-my-mac.com?duhhf9265hskfhf98346


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