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Mac vs Windows

Macintosh and Windows are two different computer systems, and they run on different operating systems. A Mac computer runs on a Unix-based operating system that is designed and sold by Apple. The operating system being used currently for Macs is Mac OS X, and it is designed around graphic interface. The Windows-based computers operate on different operating systems which are made by Microsoft, and some of these are: Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. These Windows-based operating systems can be used on a variety of PCs which are widely used.

Mac computers have a built-in security system and are less prone to attacks by viruses most of which come from the Internet. Mac OS X was designed with security as the top priority, and this was successfully achieved. Computers running on Windows do not come with their own security, and one has to purchase antivirus software for protection against viruses which have to be updated everyday to ensure that they can handle the latest virus threats. PCs that run on Windows are widely used, and this is another reason why many viruses are designed to attack them. These viruses cannot attack Macs since the two operate using different file types. Windows is also more vulnerable to being hacked by other people who may want to access some information from your computer.

Since Macs are designed around a graphical user interface, they are mostly used for graphics and multimedia services like photo editing, and that explains why Photoshop was first used in Macs. They can also be used for educational purposes since they are easier to use. Windows is widely used for most office functions as it is best suited for office use.
Macs are more expensive than Windows for computers with the same specifications. The initial costs of Macs are expensive because they come with many built-in features like security systems unlike Windows where you have to purchase the antivirus software separately. Macs also have more applications than Windows, and this also adds to the cost. However, Macs normally give the owners value for their money in the long term since they are usually designed to stay for long and can run the latest software available in the market. Windows PCs that are a bit older cannot run the latest software, and one has to constantly upgrade the hardware or buy a new PC.

Troubleshooting in Macs is very easy because they have very good architecture and simplicity. If a given application running in Macs encounters a problem, it is normally detected and repaired automatically. Windows architecture is very complex, and troubleshooting may even take days. If a certain problem causes a Mac not to boot, the problem is easily solved by reinstalling the system only. For Windows, you have to reinstall the system and all other applications.


1.Macs are made by Apple, Inc. while Windows is made by Microsoft.

2.Macs have a built-in security system while this is separately purchased for Windows.
3.Windows is normally used for business use while Macs are mostly used for graphics and multimedia services.
4.For the same specifications, Macs are more expensive than Windows PCs.
5.Troubleshooting is easier in Macs than in Windows.

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  1. apple>microsoft

  2. Windows comes with a security software, named windows defender…

    • As of this original article, windows defender wasn’t what it is today. Windows only had a basic firewall. At the time it auto blocked everything without fine tuning so almost everyone shut it down. Defender wasn’t introduced until the last 5 years.

  3. I think I would go with Mac but I just don’t have the money

  4. Really it has helped me alont to known different operating systems

  5. macs com with more apps than windows, what planet are you from?
    Wait I know Stupidity Planet

    • You can tell this article was written by someone who is/was bias to Mac. Partially because they called it an “app” never heard a Windows user ever use that word. We call it what it is. A program. You can also tell they are biased because they skipped over all the things that make Macs BAD.

      – They won’t repair your device if there is a newer version (they will just tell you it is beyond repair)
      – When you are buying it, you are just buying the shiny exterior with a flashy logo.
      – And NO. There troubleshooting is ineffective and a waste of time

    • Have more apps than windows. He didn’t say it comes with more apps. Pls try to observe and withdraw your insult

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