10 reasons to give up Windows OS in favor of Mac OS X -
Apple is the most successful IT- corporation in the world . IOS- devices sales hit record . iPad – the most popular tablet , iPhone – the most popular smartphone and iPod – the most popular player. It would seem that a complete monopoly . But all of this mobile gadgets . In computers , Apple is not so smooth . Microsoft still owns the lion’s share of the OS market for computers.
The fact that the Mac, unlike most other brands of computers , not the traditional use Windows from Microsoft, and its own Operating System OS X. Obtain unfair situation : one against all Apple .
Many have heard that Apple computers are better than their Windows- fellows. This fact some reasonable explanation. Cnews edition named 10 reasons that can motivate ossified Windows- user to click on a Mac.
1. Single manufacturer “hardware” and software
Yes, this is the main advantage of Apple and its path chosen by Steve Jobs at the dawn of the company’s founding . Of course , the path of licensing its OS to different hardware manufacturers economically profitable – and we saw it on the example of Microsoft. But when it is not about the benefits , and the convenience of the user – select Apple better for everyone : for users who do not need to worry about the compatibility of programs and do not need to rush between the service center of the manufacturer “iron” and OS developer technical support if something goes wrong operates .
For all shoals in front of you is responsible one company – Apple. It is convenient and producer himself – again, he does not need to worry about the support of the unknown nature of the ” Chinese ” iron , do not wrestle in any unimaginable combinations helluva competent user would think to connect expansion cards, and do not need to produce a million patch for compatibility problem with some rare application.
2 . Battery Life
As strange as it may sound, but OS X is much more energy efficient than Windows. This means that a computer running OS X consumes much less power. 13-inch MacBook Air released in the second half of 2013 already working up to 12 hours – and that without it ” unplug everything you can , set the backlight to minimum and sit , not moving and not breathing front of the screen “, and in normal operation . Yes, the Intel Core 4th generation , which made new Mac, consume less energy than the 3rd and 2nd ( and earlier , of course) , but it’s not just this : PC- laptops are already out Haswell and they still work for 5-7 hours .
But even if you are interested in only desktop computers , the benefits of Mac is: when the author of these lines has replaced my desktop PC to Windows- Mac mini, the power consumption in his studio apartment fell by a quarter. Moreover , Mac mini – this is not some computer stub , as some think, a full-fledged desktop to full desktop processors. Is that graphic system he types.
3 . versatility
Sometimes it happens that you need to use multiple operating systems on one computer. And do not think that this need arises only makovodov and Linux users . The author of this last work was faced with the fact that the employee was required to work in Windows, and Mac. And if the Mac is easy to work with Windows , then the reverse situation causes many problems .
Of course, there are virtual machines under any system. But as effective as Parallels Desktop – only the Mac. You can work with any Windows-based applications as if they were written to the Mac. And Windows does not. Well, what the system is now more functional ?
By the way, a myth about the limitations of OS X – just a myth . Often people who argue about some banal fencing there in OS X, the operating system is confused with iOS.
4 . Unix
OS X kernel is called XNU, and XNU – is, in fact , a modified FreeBSD – Unix- like operating system like GNU / Linux, for example. Operating system called Unix-like , characterized by high stability and performance through optimal interaction with the computer’s resources . In addition, any or yuniksoid Linuksoid will feel at home , running the “Terminal » OS X.
5 . Cheap and quality software
When you set yourself Windows (or buy a computer with Windows) – what programs get at your disposal , except for the OS? Well there Notepad , Clock , WordPad, Calculator … There is a set of programs of family Windows Live ( studio Windows Live, Mail Windows Live), extend the functionality of your computer , but not many of them really want to leave , and they must be installed separately , to spend the time.
Generally , Apple believes that the user does not need to spend your time setting up your computer – and we fully agree with this . “Working on the computer” – it is not “work on the computer .” The user needs to write lyrics , read and analyze the data , make music , draw, engage in video editing , and not install software and patches and does not dig into the configuration files.
To get from the Windows-based computer is more – you need to install additional software , some of which costs money . For example, if you want to seriously pursue music – will have to buy some Cubase for more than 800 dollars. If photo : Lightroom and Photoshop 22 000. Once out expensive .
But if you buy a Mac, it’s different . Just turning on the computer , you get to enjoy a full-fledged office suite and from Apple, and the application for music GarageBand ( which , in fact , lacking in many cases, but if you need more – Logic Pro, a complete music studio with a wide range of qualitative effects , virtual instruments and presets only costs $200 ) . There are also video editor iMovie, whose functionality is not pales in comparison with the unpretentious “Studio Windows Live». Moreover, it is already installed on your computer and ready to go .
Additionally, you can buy ( literally two clicks to store Mac App Store) batch RAW-converter , in combination, a cataloger Aperture, which is more than two times cheaper than similar Lightroom. And the application Pixelmator, which will be enough the vast majority of ” masters ” Photosho .
Unfortunately, stealing applications for OS X, as a rule, also easier than under Windows – apparently of OS X users more honest people. On the other hand – what’s the point to be spent on the development of serious protection against pirates , though most needed programs afford even a student ?
6. Single logical interface
Microsoft, it seems , still can not decide which is better : a newfangled tiled Metro or the classic “Desktop” . Users suffer from it : only get used to the tiles , it is worth to run an application that does not support Metro, as you have to go back to the old. Particularly uncomfortable tablet users : a classic interface fingers work – sheer torture .
In OS X is no such problem . Apple did not mix the essence : a tablet – it’s a tablet. He is running mobile iOS and operated fingers. A PC – is a PC , it is ” adult » OS X with a familiar graphical interface : the cursor window.
Do not think that we are against innovation – perhaps once and computers will touch interface . It is even possible , the release of the PC and will Apple. But it must be a user interface, such that, if not any application , at least 90% of all programs supported him.
By the way , a single top panel menu for all programs in OS X – is also very handy thing . All settings are always in the same place.
OS X, unlike Windows, never tell when you turn off or , more importantly , when you turn on the computer , “Hey , the user , I do not care about your business, then I need to upgrade , so wait a minute. Or 10 minutes and . Or half an hour , well, you understand , right? Come , take a walk . ” Of course , automatic updates can disable Windows , but why , because always have current OS – it’s convenient and safe?
Most OS X updates are put in the background and do not even require a reboot. And if you still need to reboot – OS will inquire , not whether you want it to perform it right now or wait until you have completed your work.
In the end , the OS for the user and not vice versa.
8. You can forget about viruses
No, of course , companies that earn money selling antivirus will scare you : you , the user , you can never feel safe ! Malicious viruses attacking you from all sides and on OS X and iOS , and even your electronic Casio watches are not protected from the evil plague !
Antivirus companies can understand: the growth of the share of PC gradually decreased , whereas the growth of the share of Mac is growing rapidly . So they panicked . Only the first, official representatives of these companies often act ugly , calling any malicious virus program , though they are well aware ( need to know if they are really professionals and not imposters ) , it is not so . Just people used to be afraid of viruses , so use this terrible word .
And secondly , the epidemic on OS X was, in fact , only one hit and that a relatively small percentage of computers , but rather even a single subnet . Incidentally, experts from antivirus companies also are well aware that you need to measure is not the number of infected computers ( in the story , there were about half a million – this, too scared ), and the number of infected subnets. But they never tell you and will point this is an old story , there is no convincing , not to postpone the transition to Mac, and get a license for antivirus. Well, let’s say , a year . And then renew the license .
So – go to Mac and forget about viruses and antivirus programs. Let your OS X always gets the latest updates (after all , it is absolutely you will not strain , as we have seen ) – and Apple take care of you . Because unlike Microsoft, it is not to blame at anyone, in which case the user will complain to them.
9. Dear Mac? Cheap Mac!
There is another myth that Apple computers are expensive. People who believe in this myth , or do not studied the market , or they think that the computer consists of a CPU, hard drive, motherboard and memory bars . A screen (in the case of a laptop ) , battery, housing – all these , like, does not matter.
Well, maybe someone really care – what size laptop or desktop PC , how much he weighs , what quality screen and how it looks in the end . But whatever may have been the priorities of the user , everything costs money – there’s no getting around it. Two different computers with the same capacity will cost different money if one of them is compact. Compactness is worth the money because many computer nodes ( the same hard drive ) occupy much space . Cram it all in a compact body , so much so that nothing overheats, not so easy – it is a serious problem for engineers who need to pay money. And if the company is not satisfied with the first available solution like Apple, and it is ready to repeatedly revise the concept to achieve optimum close to ideal proportions – it also costs money .
When you buy a car , it is important not only engine and not only the presence of built-in audio system. Quiet , comfort, design – it all costs money. Everyone understands why two cars , developing the same maximum speed may vary in price almost an order of magnitude . With computers the same.
If you try to find the MacBook Air competitors in all respects , you will find that these competitors are not less than the MBA, and even more expensive . And competitors MacBook Pro and iMac by price, performance and size , and you do not find . Some manufacturers (we will not once again point the finger ) sell huge heavy boxes costs iMac, with much less quality screen at the same time .
And do not think that the desire to buy a nice computer – ” show-off “. Why buy a home beautiful furniture , beautiful wallpaper , quality and cute kitchen set – is not a ” show-off ” , and the computer – ” show-off “? Do not spend big bucks on beautiful furniture that then of this furniture was a computer , similar to an ancient tool box ?
10 . Ecosystem
The most obvious we left for a snack . The author of these lines many friends who use Apple products just for the sake of the ecosystem. Even if other arguments in favor of Mac you have not convinced , then this would have .
All Apple devices have similar design , principle of operation , and most importantly – they are perfectly interact literally at the touch of a button and completely without wires. For example , you can easily connect to the desktop Macbook, standing next to your iMac, and flip files from one desktop to another as if it were a single computer. A portable device : iPod, iPad and iPhone can sync with your computer and pressing a button. Just a note – which songs , movies and software you want on your device .
Of course, some analogues of such an ecosystem is and under Windows, but there is , alas, all is not as well thought out and to make it all work sometimes need to press more than one , and a lot of buttons. Also constantly ” Googling ” on the Internet – what kind of push button , and then did all the instructions , but it does not work . And Microsoft itself is constantly changing solutions : it lets Zune to sync , then replaces it with the application Windows Phone.