Mac or Windows? The Age Old Question Revisited

Intro

Just a disclaimer: I am only going to be discussing the OS, not the actual parts and specs. There are way too many different computers that run one or the other. I will only be talking about how user-friendly it is and which one is a better fit for you.

Mac

At a glance, the Mac OS is a very clean and welcoming experience. The dock is a great place to store commonly-used applications. And they still allowed desktop icons (I'm looking at you Chrome OS). The only problem with Macs is that they can be expensive. But if you have the money, you might want to look into this OS. If you are already in the Apple ecosystem, then you should be halfway to the store to buy one. The Apple ecosystem is one of their biggest selling points because everything works in perfect harmony. So, let's just say you own an Apple Watch, iPhone and the Homepod, then you would be considered as someone in the Apple ecosystem. But let's say your knew to tech and are on a clean slate, no past experience, I'd say that if you want a fast machine to watch 4k videos and don't care too much about playing games or running a lot of programs that aren't in the App Store. Then the Mac is the perfect device for you. If you are a photographer or videographer, you may like the mac too. The beautiful display and fast Intel processor may be a reason to be on a mac (this can be done on PC too). It comes down to software too. If you want to use Final Cut Pro, you can get that on your Mac, but not on the PC. So, for Mac, I recommend getting a low budget one if interested in simple and some demanding tasks and a more high-end one for rendering clips and editing 4k footage.

Windows

Windows, to some, may take a bit of getting used to, not everything is in one place. But if you're ok
by doing some learning, it can do some amazing things. There is so much to customize in the software (and hardware because you can build your own PC, I have!). I was learning new things every time I logged on to Windows 10 for the first 3 weeks. The compatibility is incredible. I couldn't find a single program that didn't work. The gaming was amazing. Every game on Steam is made for the PC and runs smoothly (assuming you have a good PC). But, if you like the idea of having all programs in a store, you will be disappointed. The Windows app store is terrible. I wouldn't recommend it. Their music app is unbearably bad as well. But, you can download 3rd party music apps like Spotify. Windows can work for any kind of person and any kind of task. But for people who can fit into both categories, PC or Mac, it really comes down to what looks best for you. 

Conclusion

There really is no perfect OS, that just can't happen. The perfect OS to one person can be completely different for the other. It is just a matter of what works best for you. Do you want everything on a bar and don't need 3rd party programs? Then the Mac is perfect for you. Do you like to play games and download 3rd party apps? Then Windows should do. If you can do what you need to be done on both devices, then I recommend experimenting with each device whether that be at a friends house, or a device that is on display. Choose the device you can work with.


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