Window Vs Mac: Why I Switch From Windows to Mac

Harinderpreet singh Last updated

So You are unable to Decide which is better for You.

Either you Should Buy window computer or Apple Mac OSX.

Don’t Worry After Reading this article your all Douts will be clear Either you should buy window computer or Apple Mac Product.

If you looking for One Line Answer which is better then It depends.

It depends upon your Needs & your Lifestyle.

I think First You should know Why Most of the People People Buy Apple Products

 

And let me clear some other terms

iMac = desktop (without CPU)

Macbook= laptop

MacMini  = Cpu

Here is a list of comparsion segments which I’m gonna discuss in this article

  1. Home Screen
  2. Control Panel vs System Preferences
  3. Finder vs File explorer
  4. Application availability
  5. Search
  6. Multitasking
  7. Speed
  8. Security
  9. Safari vs Edge
  10. Taskbar vs Dock
  11. Star vs Launchpad
  12. Price: You Know
  13. Support
  14. Store vs App Store
  15. Shortcuts
  16. Market Share
  17. Why I switched From Windows to Mac

1. Home Screen

Here is the screenshot of Both operating system.

Be Default On Mac OSX Files arrangement is Start from Right Side and in Windows, It is starting from Left Side.

No Doubt You can change position by Drag & Drop. Refresh in Mac is known as Clean Up.

Both Os Notification is opened from Left Side. In Apple, You can view stocks in Notification but Not This is only for stock marketing interested only.

OSX has a Menu Bar at the top which is has a fixed position. Items Menu items are automatically changing when depending upon which application you are using. Battery, Network settings are available in the Menu Bar.

While In windows You will View Menu inside the Application. Batter etc are at the bottom.

Winner: Tie

2. Control Panel vs System Preferences

So Settings is known Control Panel/System Preferences in Windows/OSX. On Windows, You can customize View of Settings.

But I think Mac OSX Settings is better because it is simple. Specially Network settings. OH My Goodness. I seriously hate window for this. Change Adapter settings blah blah blah.

Windows also has Settings which is comparable to System Preferences. Both are Good

But in Mac Search Settings to very advance from window search settings as you can this screenshot.

mac settings search

Winer: Mac

3. Finder vs File Explorer

Apple Mac OSx  file system is Tree Based.

While in Windows it is Partition based. I think Apple is not made for storing Files.

But for Browsing Finder is better. Like Browser You can Open Tab inside one window. Which makes Copy/paste function really easy.

And For Browsing Files I love it. I mean OSX. As you can see in the screenshot. It is a lot easier to browse Files. But by Default, it is Like windows. Don’t worry you can change it with one click

windows vs Mac finder

But With Time you will become used to Mac Finder.

Final Point

  1. In windows, we have Different-Different Partition
  2. But in Mac, You have only One partition
  3. If you do a lot Go back-Forward then Mac is better for Productivity.

Winner: Mac

4. Application availability

Here I will give the vote to windows but All important application is available for Mac. But I really miss Internet downloader manager in Mac.

I know there are many alternatives but nothing is like idm. IDM has automatically detected downloads which no mac downloader has.

But the problem is if you use cracked application then ready to spend money.

Some cracked application contains malware so you are protecting yourself.

But if you are a game lover then windows is the only option for you. Mac does not make for playing games and there are no great games for mac.

Winner: Windows

5. Search

Windows has a search box at the bottom while mac has a search at the top.

Both searches are good. I will not the details because I don’t know about search too much.  I also assume that you are also not using search too much

Winner: Tie

6. Multitasking

Here I will go with Mac. Because opening application or switching from one application to Another is easy. On Mac, if you have full-screen Mode then you switch from One application or Desktop with 3 fingers swipe.

But on the windows, you have to select an application from the bottom. I know there is some keyword shortcut but here I’m talking about the easiest way or which takes less time. So without any Doubt, I will go with Mac.

Winner: Mac

7. The speed which is better

A lot of users run windows on the HDD even laptop and mac laptop has SSD only. So you will get a lot of fast speed as compared to windows.

If you run windows on SSD then you will get a lot better speed. I did not find the correct answer and I can’t test my system because I have different processor ram & storage type.

But with windows, there is one big problem it becomes slow with time. Mac has no difference or little bit difference

No doubt, Window botting is definitely faster than mac. but still mac is winner because it does not get slow with time

Winner: Mac

8. Security

Again Mac but this is not because Apple created a secure OS.

First Keep in Mind if you keep your window and default antivirus up to date then you are secure enough from normal attackers until hacker does not create a virus for you.

And windows far more users than OS X so Hackers create a virus for windows. If people start using OS X then the hacker will try to create a virus for Mac. May eventually they apple to create a virus for Mac like windows.

But for Today We can say Mac is more secure.

Final Notes

  1. Mac is More secure than windows
  2. If you keep your window up to date then you are secure enough until something special does not happen
  3. Automatic Software installation on windows is a privacy issue, not a security issue

Winner: Mac 

9. Safari vs Edge

First of all, I’m a chrome user. I know it consumes more battery than safari/Edge. But I use a lot extension so I have to use Chrome.

Both Browsers are Good. But I think safari is fast and some extensions are also available for safari while for edge there is nothing. I have hate because the default search engine is bing.

Google pay around 12 billion every year to Apple so the default search engine on Apple device should be Google

But I think this is not thing comparable. You can use any Browser But not safari on windows and edge on OS X.

Winner: Mac

10. Dock vs TaskBar

The dock is New for me but with time I become habitual with it. Both are very different from each other. Dock has more customization option from start.

Dock start from the Center while Start from the side. Over the time period, I have found that there is no big difference between both of them.

You can pin any app or has a list of application that is running. Go to Start or Launchpad

Winner: Tie

11. Start vs Launchpad

Both are completely different from each other. OSX shows you Apps like mobile but windows they are on the list which is sorted By Alphabetically.

The first folder then apps. On the Windows, we have a search at the bottom but in Mac, it is at the top. Finding apps in both easy.

Winner: windows 

12. Price: You Know

off course Apple product will cost you more. But if you are not desktop then somehow you can reduce cost By purchasing mac mini only and using another company monitor.

Macbook is starting around $900 (65000inr) sometimes price up & down. This $900 is not super powerful.

Winner: Windows

13. Support

Customer care is very important. sometimes I need to talk to customer care and my problem is solved over the phone only by both companies.

A lot of people use pirated windows and Microsoft does not provide you support for pirated windows. From My Experience both are Good.

Window user has different company hardware so they also call that company or visit care for support. If you want to visit care for help then go with windows if your problem can be solved over the phone then both

Winner: Tie

14. Store vs App Store

Both are not Good. Generally, you will download apps from the Internet or 3rd Party website. But I have found that on the App Store more apps which we use in daily life are available with respect to Store.

But again user has to use 3rd party websites for downloading software. So no Store is able to fulfill requirements.

Winner: Tie

15. Shortcuts

No doubt in both you can create shortcuts. But on windows generally, are shortcuts are like ctrl+something.

On the OSX we have command, ctrl, option, etc. Which is confusing. No doubt because you have a lot switch then you can create more shortcut.

But the user who is switching from windows to mac it is confusing. You have to Google a lot of times to find a simple shortcut like for delete it not delete it is commnand+delete. For Rename Hold the Return Key (Enter key is known as return)

I don’t know mac history but it seems like they have done it to make it unique which is terrible in this case. I will vote for windows

Winner: Windows

16. Market share & Revenue

Microsoft has around 79.8% Market share and OSX has only 14.32%. For me, this isn’t shocking But Microsft makes more revenue than Apple.

On the mobile side, Apple has only 7% market share Android has more than 80 but still, it makes more money than Android.

After Doing A lot of research I have found that in the last quarter 2018 Microsoft makes 10 billion from windows & Apple Makes 7.4 Billion from Mac. (Revenue).

Apple makes around 75% Revenue from iPhone while for Microsoft it is one of the most money making the product.

In the end, Apple makes more money than Microsoft.

Winner: Windows 

Why I Switch from Windows to Mac

Well, I need a laptop So carrying MacBook air is easy than any other laptop & for privacy reasons, mac seems to better because you know ads while downloading software is very annoying.

I also to try new things & Mac is faster than windows. I want to boost my productivity so that’s why I bought Mac

My suggestion for the users. If you are looking for productivity then go with mac otherwise  windows are better because it is cheap

I hope you like this article. What you think about which is better. Let me know by comments.

4 thoughts on “Window Vs Mac: Why I Switch From Windows to Mac

  1. Your basics are shaky. And compression ( oh sorry. I meant comparision ) is loose and dull

    Mac is not based on Linux.
    It came in existence before Linux.
    To be specific it’s based on BSD fork.

    I m a Mac user and find this article an immature comparision.

    1. Thanks navin for your feedback. We will edit this article as soon as possible & make up to date it

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