You, Me & A Digital Life
Windows vs. Macs–Who wins the war?
For as long as I can remember, there has always been a digital war against Windows and Apple users. With all of the #TeamWindows and #TeamApple shenanigans on the internet, I thought I’d help settle this war for you.
To be completely honest with you, I don’t think one is much better or superior over another. I think it is more-so a matter of the context in which you are using your computer for. They both have their pros and cons, and it is a matter of you deciding what you will be using your computer for, to decide which team wins the war for you.
I personally have built my own computer and chose to use Windows, by preference of what I am using my computer for, but for many others Apple may be the way to go. If I’m not using Windows for school work, I am using it to play video games that require heavy hardware while multitasking skype and other programs or browsing social media. For what I use it for, I thought Windows was the way to go, for me. It may not be the same for you, depending on what you plan to use your computer for.
Despite me being a Windows PC user, I do enjoy Apple products, such as my iPad. Here, I chose an iPad over a Windows tablet simply because what I chose to use my tablet for. Because I have experienced strengths and weaknesses in both, I write this comparison in the most unbiased and simplified way possible, while giving you my experiences with both.
I find that Windows is more for people who are interested in really powerful computers with customizable and optimizable hardware, while Macs are more for people who want something that can do everything they need to be done in one place.
I have found that whether you buy an iMac or a Macbook, you can run every Mac software you need, despite the version of the computer. On the other hand, with PC, you have a wide range of computers to pick from because depending on your hardware, certain software may or may not work on your chosen PC. It is all a matter of what your specifications of your computer are.
Nevertheless, both have their pros and cons, depending on what you decide to use your computer for, one may appeal to you more than the other.
Which one wins the war for you?
About the Author
Jennifer Liwanag is a fourth year Legal Studies student minoring in Communications & Digital Media Studies at the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology. While her childhood dream has been to pursue law, she has an undying love for writing, creativity, discovering new gadgets and learning new software. You can keep up to date with her digital and creative lifestyle on her personal blog (www.jennibearrxo.com/) where she shares her new favourite gadgets and crafty projects.