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What is the difference between Mac and Windows?

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M. Pollock

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Answered Oct 13, 2020

Windows and Mac are operating systems for a computer. Mac is an operating system for Apple computers, while Windows is an operating system for PCs. Windows is also referred to as the Microsoft Windows, which was created by the Microsoft Incorporation.

Windows was launched by Microsoft in 1985, and the latest version available is the windows 10 while MacOS, on the other hand, was created by the Apple incorporation and was earlier known as Mac OS X and now OS X. it was launched in 2001, and the latest version is the mac 10.15.1 (Catalina).

Mac computers are less prone to attack as they have a strong built-in security system, while computers with the Windows OS are prone to viruses and can only be protected by purchasing antivirus software. Mac computers are more expensive than the Windows PCs, and troubleshooting is easier on Mac than in windows.

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C. Perez

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Answered Oct 13, 2020

Mac and Windows are both computer systems but use different operating systems. The two operating systems being used by these two computer systems are products of two different companies. While Mac OS X is used by Apple as its main operating system, Windows is the operating system being used for different computers that are produced by Microsoft.

There are different versions of Windows operating systems such as Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, etc. Mac computers are well built with a very strong security system. That is why Mac computers are less vulnerable to attacks by different kinds of malware. Windows-based computers do not really have a well-built security system simply because security was not really the main priority.

Windows-based computers rely solely on antivirus software to resist attacks from malware. Troubleshooting is extremely easy with Mac computers compared to Windows-based computers. Another difference is that Mac computers are more expensive compared to Windows computers.

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Answered Oct 12, 2020

Mac and Windows are two types of operating systems that are used in computer devices. Macs are known for being used and names for Apple products. The full name of Mac operating system is Macintosh. Windows is affiliated with Bill Gates, while Mac is related to the late Steve Jobs.

Though Windows is older, Mac has more advanced features. It is great for those that wish to do more graphic and multimedia projects, such as editing photos, editing videos, and producing music. Windows are great for those who want to do basic office things, such as for work and for school.

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C.Charlotte

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Answered Feb 17, 2020

The Windows Operating System is based on the DOS programming language. Mac is based on a language called UNIX. Windows is more popular, and Mac is used only on Apple's hardware. Macintosh is a more secure operating system compared to Windows. Macintosh possesses a specific set, and it is easier to use. Windows, in contrast, has fewer features.

Although it only entails basic computing purposes. Windows mainly concentrate on the office function, while Macintosh is more attuned to multimedia functions and graphics. Windows is more appropriate for business use. On the other hand, Mac is used for editing photos and playing music and videos.

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