Windows and Mac OS have been competitors for years. They are both very popular OS’s and have been used for years. They are fierce competitors with each trying to outdo the other. There are differences and commonalities between both OS’s. Currently, both these OS’s are the leading personal computer OS’s available in the market.
Windows OS has been available since 1985. It was very popular and at one point had 90% OS market share. It dominated the PC market and continued to grow. Microsoft released different versions over the years. Each version brought new features and usability. The most current release is Windows 10 and Microsoft has no plans to release newer version but rather continue releasing updates. Nearly all personal computers released from all manufacturers other Apple run on Microsoft Windows.
MacOS has been available since 1984. It was actually available before Microsoft but Microsoft was able establish themselves in the market much more efficiently. MacOS is available only for Apple devices unlike Windows which is available commercially and can be installed on most personal computers. More people use Windows than MacOS, this is an advantage that will continue until Microsoft or Apple changes their strategy. This doesn’t mean MacOS is not doing well but rather the opposite. MacBook’s which run on MacOS is one best-selling personal computers despite their high prices.
This is where Windows has the lead. Windows 10 is made to work with various devices. This includes touch enabled devices. The user interface is made to work with a mouse and touch enabled computers. Since Windows 10 is made to interact through various kind of interactions. MacOS is well made too but it hasn’t change much from previous iterations.
Both Windows 10 and MacOS have many different software available but due to the popularity and number of people using Windows, Windows has more software options. There are many kinds of software available for Windows. Similarly, many game developers develop games for Windows rather than MacOS. Therefore, App development is more common on Windows.
Web browsing is very important on a personal computer. In this case MacOS is superior to Windows 10. This is because of the available features on MacOS. Further, Safari, the web application on MacOS has support for various extensions.
Updates are better handles on MacOS. This is because MacOS doesn’t force certain updates on you unlike Windows. On Windows updates can occur unknowingly. On MacOS, this is more controlled allowing the user to update and upgrade when you’re ready. This way you don’t have to worry about starting your computer and waiting for the update to finish.