Since Apple first exploded onto the computer scene in 1976 there has been a debate on what type of computer is better, Apple or PC? It has become one of the most controversial topics in the technology industry and most users have divided themselves into camps. Either you are a loyal Apple user or you have stayed with your trusty PC. This has led me to question what computer is actually best.
It has always been reported that Macs have had fewer security issues, “in overall numbers, Macs receive fewer viruses than PCs running Windows. However, these numbers can be misleading as Apple’s computers only account for less than 10% of the market share”. We have also always though Mac’s were safer as it wasn’t always advised to install extra security software as it was thought not much could stop the mighty Apple computer from running. But in recent years we have now seen that Mac’s were not as untouchable as we thought as Hackers have upped their game and started to target Mac’s.
It may not be a known fact but many more people today are actually using computers running a version of Microsoft Windows. This has led to many more hackers targeting PC’s. “While newer versions of Windows have made significant improvements in security, most malware is created for PCs”.
It is no secret that if you plan on buying an Apple Mac you may be investing a small fortune into. Many loyal Apple fans would argue that the Mac is better designed and the price would justify this. But you should be aware that anything Apple is usually a lot more expensive then it’s competitors.
“Nearly all PCs, including their peripherals, are far less expensive when compared to a new Mac. They are especially cheaper when it comes to customisation of the computer’s components”.
Operating systems and software:
It is very hard to compare the operating systems and software of Macs and PC’s “you’re comparing apples and oranges. Both macOS X and Windows 10 are clean, fast, highly capable operating systems. In this category, it comes down to personal preference and the user’s specific needs”.
The number of software titles for Mac has increased significantly over the years but Windows still dominates the computer software market share. Developers are therefore more likely to create software for PCs. “Furthermore, there are 100s of free programs available for PC that are not available to Mac owners”.
At the end of the day choosing between a Mac and a PC comes down to what works best for you and your lifestyle. There are pros and cons to both and there isn’t officially one winner. If you need any advice on choosing a computer contact me or my team on 020 3141 8833.