Apple Mac OS X vs. Microsoft Windows

Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows are the operating systems. Apple Mac OS X is derived from FreeBSD known as “OS X” developed by the Apple. Apple Mac OS X is customized by the Apple for its own line of PCs known as “Macs”. While Microsoft Windows is developed by the Microsoft for any type for any PC. Default browser in Apple Mac OS X is Safari while in Microsoft Windows is Internet Explorer. Photos are edited in Apple Mac OS X by using “Photos” while in Microsoft Windows photos are edited using “Photos Viewer / Paint”. Apple Mac OS X gives faster startup and shutdown as compare to Microsoft Windows. For installing Windows a unique key required for each package for activation while Apple Mac OS X does not require activation.

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Apple Mac OS X vs. Microsoft Windows

Contents: Difference between Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows

What is Apple Mac OS X?

Apple Mac OS X is the operating system developed by the Apple for its own line of PCs known as “Mac”. Apple Mac OS X is more reluctant to malwares. It has released many versions. Its popular applications include Photos, iMovie, Safari, iTunes, iBooks, Time Machine, FaceTime and Calendar. Apple Mac OS X has launched its latest versions of OS X Yosemite (version 10.10) and OS X EI Captain (version 10.11).

What is Microsoft Windows?

Microsoft Windows is the operating system developed by the Microsoft for any type of PCs. It is most popular operating system and thus many malware and viruses are developed aganst it but it is improving itself against them.  Latest versions of Microsoft Windows are Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Its popular applications include MS Office, Media Player, Windows Defender and SkyDrive.

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Key Differences between Apple Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows

  1. Apple Mac OS X is more protective against malware as compare to Microsoft Windows.
  2. Apple Mac OS X gives faster startup and shutdown as compare to Microsoft Windows.
  3. Apple Mac OS X has “iWork (Numbers)” as spreadsheet software while Microsoft Windows has Excel for that purpose.
  4. Apple Mac OS X has “iWork (Keytone)” as presentation software while Microsoft Windows has “PowerPoint” for presentations.
  5. Apple Mac OS X has “iWork (Pages)” for work editing while Microsoft Windows has “Word” for that purpose.
  6. Microsoft Windows has “Windows Media Player” as media player while Apple Mac OS X has “iTunes / Quick Time Player” for this purpose.
  7. 3ds Max software is supported by the Microsoft Windows while Apple Mac OS X does not support it.
  8. Apple Mac OS X supports the Intel Microprocessor while Microsoft Windows supports Intel and AMD processors.
  9. Logic software is supported by Apple Mac OS X but not supported by Microsoft Windows.
  10. Final Cut software is supported by Apple Mac OS X but not supported by Microsoft Windows.
  11. SoftImage XSI software is supported by the Microsoft Windows while Apple Mac OS X does not support it.
  12. Latest versions of Microsoft Windows are Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 while Apple Mac OS X has launched its latest versions of OS X Yosemite (version 10.10) and OS X EI Captain (version 10.11).
  13. Microsoft Windows has “Windows Store” for downloading applications while Apple Mac OS X has “App Store” for downloading its applications.
  14. Apple Mac OS X has Registry while Microsoft Windows does not have.
  15. For installing Windows a unique key required for each package for activation while Apple Mac OS X does not require activation.
  16. Variety of games are available for Microsoft Windows as compare to Apple Mac OS X.
  17. Microsoft Windows has much more market share as compare to Apple Mac OS X.
  18. Apple Mac OS X is developed by Apple while Microsoft Windows is developed by Microsoft.
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