Whether you choose a Windows or Mac OS, today’s computers are a lot faster and more powerful than ones you could buy only a few years ago. You have needs that your operating system should provide, and that is how you should choose which one to have. 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 better suited to computer users who are going to be using their computers in concert with a variety of external devices. For example, computers endowed with Windows 7 usually include capabilities for Blu-ray players, memory sticks, multi-format card readers, etc. So many computer users want to connect their TV sets to their computers, but Mac users can’t do this unless they have specialized converters. Computers that have Windows 7 installed, though, are usually able to directly connect to your TV set. This makes it easy to watch any online videos on your television. Typically, Windows based computers are more highly compatible with external devices than Mac based computers with the obvious exception being external devices made by Apple.
All of the operating systems that came before Windows 7, were much inferior, according to most users of Windows. Windows seems to be catching up to Mac computers, especially by becoming more reliable and less likely to crash than before. Windows Vista, XP and earlier versions, have had lots of people, who use those systems, complain about lots of crashes and glitches. Windows 7, on the other hand, seems to be the most reliable operating system Microsoft has released. Whether Windows 8 will prove to be even better remains to be seen.
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. Remote Wipe is a feature that has been available for a while on iPhones, but hasn’t up till now been possible on computers. With this feature you are able to remotely wipe out your whole hard drive if you lose your notebook or laptop or if it gets stolen by someone. If you have any personal or sensitive information on your computer, this can give you peace of mind. This is a feature that works with iCloud, and is only available on the Lion OS. So far there isn’t anything that really compares to this on Windows computers.
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. When choosing a computer, your first decision is on the operating system you want, either a Mac or Windows. You have to compare the lower price and versatility of a PC with the high-end look and convenient interface of a Mac. Nobody knows what you want better than you, so after weighing the pros and cons of each system, you should be able to make a decision.