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Mac And Windows Operating System Difference 

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What is operating system :-

operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

Several operating systems have been developed but the Windows OS and Mac OS are much more popular...

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Mac OS :-

  • The Mac OS is fundamentally kept running by the different models of PCs made by Apple Inc. These PCs are known by the brand name Mac. Macintosh (mac) can run all the fundamental working frameworks accessible today and with certain product like Parallels Desktop VMware Fusion.
  • The Mac operating system — earlier called OS X and now renamed macOS — has traditionally been viewed as more stable than Window
  • The Mac OS runs on a UNIX base which makes it very stable, secure and easy to use. The displayed graphical interface is also considered user friendly by many people.


  • The Mac is the only computer in the world that can run all the major operating systems, including Mac OS X, Windows XP, and Vista. 
  • The well designed graphic user interface (GUI) of Mac OS is very user friendly.
  • Mac Os is very stable because all its parts are designed, manufactured and tested by one company


Microsoft Windows :-

  • Microsoft Windows A computer that runs the Windows OS in PC. Their design is based on IBM microprocessors.
  •  A PC cannot run all the operating systems out there, but the popular ones, such as Microsoft Windows and Linux, are compatible with it.
  • the most popular of which is Microsoft Windows. Some others are the UNIX variants, such as Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.
  • New hardware is easily recognized by this OS.
  •  Many video games are designed to be compatible with PC
Cost:
  • Mac models are more expensive with some models costing well over $1000.
  •  PCs are cheaper and some are priced as low as than comparable Macs.

Manufacturer :-
  • Mac Os and Mac hardware are  distributed and marketed by Apple Inc
  • Several companies distribute PCs : HP, Toshiba, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, Acer, Gateway etc.

Company / developer  :-
  •  mac (Apple, Inc.)
  • Microsoft (Windows), Ubuntu (Linux), Sun (Solaris), etc.

Popular Applications:

The Mac OS has its own unique applications, which are iTunes, iPhoto, iBooks, iMovie, Pages, GarageBand, Time Machine, Photo Booth, FaceTime, Safari, Keynote, etc




The common PC applications are Internet Explorer, MS Office Suite, Windows Defender, Chrome Browser, Windows Media Center, VLC Media Player, SkyDrive, etc.

  • macs can open most of PC file formats, such as .xls, .doc, .exe and others
  • This is not so with PCs. Without using software that can open Mac OS-based files (.DMG), a PC cannot read .DMG files.
  • but you can install software that can read, and possibly write Mac-based files on a PC.

Latest Operating System :- 

  • OS X Yosemite (version 10.10); OS X El Capitan (version 10.11) 
  • Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 

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