Computers have gotten much faster during the last few years, and that goes for operating systems from either Windows or Mac. You should look at each system, to see what they have, before you decide which to purchase. To make the right decision on what computer to buy, you need information, so we are comparing the operating systems of both Windows and Mac.
Windows is a bad choice for your operating system, if security is a big issue with you. If you are a Windows user, then you already know about computer viruses. For some reason, users of a Mac are less likely to get a virus, but mainly the majority of people are using Windows. The things are just as true for malware and spyware. It will cost extra time and money, when you have a Windows OS, because you will have to have an anti-virus software, and it will need to be updated regularly The threats will be much fewer when you have a Mac, but it is still wise to take precautions. Not all security issues come from outside sources, that are not controlled by you, such as giving personal information to a hacker or scam artist. The best protected computer will fail if you take your common sense, and throw it away. Lots of the most popular products made by Apple aren’t actually computers, but are iPods, iPads and iPhones. Of course, when you have a Mac computer it’s easy and convenient to connect these devices to it. Mac users are given free iCloud service access, which makes it ridiculously easy to keep your computer synced with your various i-devices. So if you’re a fan of downloading content to your mobile devices, transferring them to your Mac computer is a lot easier than it used to be. Obviously, this is only a major benefit if you enjoy using Apple’s mobile devices. Windows PCs, on the other hand, have a much tougher time keeping external devices synced with their computers.
The newest Mac release, Lion, has built in security to help keep you protected if you lose or if someone steals your laptop or your notebook. This feature, Remote Wipe, has been available on iPhones for quite a long time, but only recently has it been introduced to notebooks and laptops. This is a feature that will allow you to erase your computer’s entire hard drive from a remote location if you lose your computer or if that computer gets stolen. You can get some real and honest peace of mind if you keep sensitive or personal information on your computer. This is a feature that works with iCloud, and is only available on the Lion OS. So far, Windows based computers do not have anything that really compares to this. It’s obviously also a good idea to back up all of your data so that, in the event you need to perform a hard drive wipe, you won’t have to worry about losing any data that is truly important.
There will never be a final answer to the question of whether Windows or Mac OS is better. There are diehard fans for both OSes, but there are major advantages to each choice. You have to carefully consider your own needs and budget and figure out which operating system is most suitable for you.