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What is the difference between PC and Mac?

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M. Pollock

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Answered Oct 13, 2020

A PC that in full meaning means Personal Computer that runs on windows operating system while Macintosh, also referred to as Mac, is a brand name that includes all Apple personal computers. PCs allow other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, UNIX variants such as Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris, while Mac unique feature is its ability to run all major operating systems such as Mac OS X, Vista, and Windows XP. Mac is quite expensive, while PCs are relatively affordable.

Mac is exclusively produced by Apple, while PCs are produced by several companies such as HP, Toshiba, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, Acer, Gateways, and so much more. Mac is available in different languages, while PCs must purchase a different OS to have access to different languages.

Windows 10 (Version 1909) and macOS Catalina (version 10.15) is the latest operating system. PCs have a limited amount of games while Mac has not so many games. PCs and Mac can be used at home and for businesses.

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Answered Oct 13, 2020

The various differences between PC and Mac are not something that cannot be easily understood. First, PC is just the short form of a Personal Computer. When you are differentiating PC from Mac, just think of Mac as a kind PC. PCs that are Mac products are primarily products of Apple, and they use a different operating system compared to other PCs.

There are different kinds of PCs, and they are usually differentiated from one another depending on the maker and the operating System each kind is using. However, what is noticeable these days is that people now use PC for computers that have Microsoft Windows OS running in them.

While there is a lot of software that is available for PCs, Mac has a limited selection of software. I can say Macs are more sophisticated than PCs and are less vulnerable to threats and other kinds of malware compared to PCs.

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T. Wikati

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Answered Oct 11, 2020

PC stands for personal computer. It is a type of computer that an individual person owns. A Mac is a type of personal computer that a person can use. Macs are Apple products and are the competitor of Windows products.

A Mac is a great personal computer for those who are working with graphics. There are some software's that only support Apple products. Along with that, Macs have higher graphic displays, which is important to those that are doing things like designing or video editing. Windows computers, which are also PCs, are great for those that work on coding and other types of developments.

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Answered Aug 13, 2020

PC means personal computer, while Mac is a brand established by Apple. So both are different things, PC can be run on both windows and iOS, while Mac can only be run on iOS. This is the difference I think.

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Daniel Drake

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Answered Feb 19, 2020

Mac is still considered to be a PC because PC means personal computer. Mac is just a model that has been released by Apple in order to showcase their computer line. The other types of PCs that are made by other companies usually run on Windows, while Mac computers usually run on the operating system that has been created by Apple.

A lot of people like the exclusivity of having a device that does not run on Windows. It might take some time getting used to because Windows is considered to be more user-friendly, but the more that you use it, the easier it will be for you to keep on working.

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Answered Feb 17, 2020

Well, there are some differences, Macs are made for people who work with graphics, so designers, cartoon makers, game makers and so on, PC instead are made more for the developers. You will never find a person who works with codes on a Mac!

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Morg

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Answered Feb 17, 2020

Well, there are some differences, Macs are made for people who work with graphics, so designers, cartoon makers, game makers and so on, PC instead are made more for the developers. You will never find a person who works with codes on a Mac!

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