Mac versus PC – The War Continues

Mac versus PC – The War Continues

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If you own a home computer you probably know that there are really only two flavors.

Mac and PC.

The PC has rules the roost for many years, with windows being the operating system we all know and …love?

If you work with computers in your office, chances are you have a PC. At least, that used to be the case.

These days things are changing and companies are letting Macs into their offices and are running them all with joy, at least in some cases.

Although what is also interesting is that Mac only really makes up a small percentage of the market, some say around 5%.

Let’s take a look at the main differences between the Mac and the PC.

Main Differences

Although the output of these computers are almost the same, how they work and look is a huge thing.

Appearance

If you have seen the Mac around since it was first on the market in 1984, you will know that one of the main differences is how they look.

Some of the earlier macs had striking colors, and these days with the whole mac range, they have settled on a brushed Aluminium look that many of the phones also use.

If you are a fan of design, then the Mac certainly wins out here!

Price

Macs have always been on the premium side, which kinda goes along with their sexy image.

The prices are often far more than a PC, with many claiming that a great device costs a lot of money.

Many would argue against this and say you only need to pay for what you need. In which case the PC often wins.

And now that PCs often come with Android installed or use a very simple setup, the are also very cheap.

Technology

Macs used to run on very different technology but a few years ago they teamed up with Intel and started using the same chips as in PCs.

So in this sense, although the Macs are very different, on the inside they are often very similar.

So when it comes to tech, the only major difference is that the macs have their own connector type which has very fast transfer speeds – the lightening connector.

Manufacturing

Perhaps one of the reasons that Macs are so expensive is that they control everything.

From the manufacture of the computers to the integration of the software.

So although there is a lot more variation in PCs, the quality of the Macs can be higher because they are in complete control.

Operating Systems

It all falls back to the main difference between these two computers and that is the OS, or Operating System.

PCs are based on DOS which became Windows and has continued like this until today.

Mac OS is based on Linux, a server based system, that is very robust and easy to maintain.

They have built their own interface on top to make it super user friendly and reliable.

Software

One of the downsides of the control imposed my Apple is that there is far less software choice when it comes to Macs.

Although there are always the fundamentals (photos, office tools etc) many of the more niche products and games only come out on PC. Or PC first.

So when you are considering a PC or Mac, you need to keep this in mind.

Security

Of course this tight control also comes with a major plus and that is security.

PCs are attacked constantly and many people do not even know they have a virus or malware installed on their machines.

But with a Mac this is very uncommon and they have their own software already installed to protect you.

Summary

Choosing between a Mac and PC is not an easy choice with so many factors to consider.

But we hope that this article has helped you get a feel for the main differences and how they affect you.