It’s unlikely that by now you haven’t heard of or even participated in that age old computer user debate: Windows OS vs. Mac OS. This is nothing new, and each system has quite a bit to recommend it. Still, they aren’t identical and that means that one system is going to be better suited for your needs. We’re going to look at good features of both Mac and Windows in this article to make the decision an easier one for you to make.
If security is a major concern for you, Windows is not your best choice. Windows users are the biggest recipient of computer viruses, and that is well-known. One reason more Windows users get viruses is because there are many more people who use Windows, but still users of a Mac don’t seem to get that many viruses. Spyware and malware have the same type of results. It will cost extra time and money, when you have a Windows OS, because you will have to have an anti-virus software, and it will need to be updated regularly Precautions will need to be taken, even with a Mac, but there will be a lot less threats. There are hackers and scam artists, who are trying to get your personal data, so it is up to you to protect yourself by being aware of what people are trying to do. Just using common sense will protect your computer from a lot of issues. Apple makes a lot of devices, but the most popular aren’t actual computers, they are iPads, iPhones and iPods.
However, if you have a Mac, it’s easy and convenient to connect these devices to your main computer. When you have a Mac you have access to the free iCloud service, which makes it easy to sync your computer with your iPhone, iPod or iPad. 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. If you have a PC, it’s generally much harder to sync them with other devices such as mobile phones.
Macs have a distinct and irrefutable set of advantages to owning them and one of those is the level of support the company offers. For Windows PCs, the support will vary quite a lot depending on who manufactured the computer and which store sold it to you. When you do your research you’ll find that most PC brands have, at best, medium level service. If you want better support, you are going to have to pay for it.
In terms of tech support, however, Macintosh has earned a stellar reputation. Not only are you going to be able to call to get support, but there are going to be lots of repair centers in which you can bring your computer instead of having to ship it in to be serviced. The points we’ve talked about in this article are just some of the things that you should think about before making your final choices between Mac and Windows operating systems. When making the final decision is too tough, it’s a good idea to go visit one of the major computer retailers out there and maybe check out an Apple store if there is one in your local area. It’s easier to come to a final decision when you can check out both types of PC with your own eyes and hands.