Mac vs Windows what difference?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bubulol, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. bubulol macrumors 6502

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    Hey tell me what gonna change if i switch Windows for Mac?
    Pros and Cons from each system

    thanks
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    My recommendation is buy the computer, use it and then ask specific questions. You will not get too much actual help because of the open ended nature of your question.

    There are many differences, some better and some not so good. It all boils down to personal preference.
     
  3. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i got it but i want ask experienced users what they like/dislike on both system
    i received my own Macbook today and going to plug it into charge ;)
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    One small thing I find annoying about Internet Explorer is the fact that the menu items are part of the browser window. I find the Mac/Safari approach of having the menu detached from the application's window to be much more convenient.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    likes and dislikes would run to quite a lot of pages here.

    They are similar GUI systems. It's not difficult to switch from 1 to the other. Windows provides some things that OSx does not and vice versa.
     
  6. nzalog macrumors 6502

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    Apples and Oranges? What are the difference? GO!
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Personally I find the main difference is OSX is a lot more stable than Windows (XP, Vista and 7). Some software is easier to come by on PC, but if you really need to run a piece of PC software you can't find an equivalent Mac version you can always boot camp.
     
  8. bubulol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    do i need to fresh install system in order to get clean install and stable system?
    e.g Windows may get laggy over time
     
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    That's rare on a Mac, but it can happen. Don't let your hard drive get too full. Keep 15-20% of it unused/available.
     
  10. nzalog macrumors 6502

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    There are some programs that install things that load in the background but every time I've did a clean install was because I wanted to. Most of the time it was during a new OS release but it wasn't necessary since the update process is pretty clean.
     
  11. And macrumors 6502

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    Advantages:
    Longer working life for computer without endless upgrades.
    Not having to police the computer when using the internet.
    Looking after the computer constantly doesn't become part of using a computer.

    Disadvantages:
    Slightly higher initial cost (but more than made up for with advantages)
     

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