Windows vs. MAC: Which OS to opt?

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Choosing an OS which will be easy to use is often a tricky question which troubles many PC, users. Getting used to one OS from another is never easy. Often, people face issues in many keyboard shortcuts that they had used earlier in their older OS but are not present in the new OS. Here are some vital areas that you should compare between a Windows and Mac before deciding which one you would opt for:-


Screenshot from 2015-09-22 22:16:21Hardware

Compared to Mac, the hardware used in Windows based OS is more affordable. In fact, you can build one on your own with a limited budget. On the other hand, PC like Mac Mini Desktop start at somewhere around $500. The iMac costs almost $1100. Other Mac models are even more expensive. For home based use, Mac’s hardware is more expensive as compared to Windows.

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As Macs are not as widely as Windows based systems, there are fewer malware that target Mac. Compared to Windows, PCs with Mac OS are less prone to attacks. Though hackers have come up with new tricks, yet Mac still provides a comparatively safer platform as compared to Windows.Most of the virus related threats arise from Java.

In comparison, PCs with Windows based OS are targeted by different types of viruses and Trojans. Windows users have to make driver updates on a periodic basis and update the version of the anti-virus software they are using.

Battery life

Windows based OS have a low battery life. Windows 8’s battery life is 7 hours and 40 minutes(with headphones plugged in, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and keyboard backlight turned off and screen brightness at 100 cd/m2)..In contrast, the MacBook Air 13’’ has a battery life of 14 hours and 25 minutes when used under the same conditions.

SoftwareScreenshot from 2015-09-22 22:17:22

Most people are of the view that Microsoft Windows is a part of Windows based OS. But that’s actually not the case. There are often instances when people using a new PC come across some software that are of no use to them. On the other hand, a Mac comes with a workable iLife suite that is already installed. This enables the user to edit pictures and videos and also listen to music. It also offers access to iWork online apps.

Boot time

Computers with Mac OS have a faster boot time compared to others because of the high quality of operating system coding and use of efficient hardware. PCs based on Windows OS are created with hardware created by many organizations and have slow boot times.