MacOS can run macOS, Linux, AND Windows.
I switched to macOS in 2020 and do not regret switching over. I believe that owning a Mac device is a better option in 2023 for most general-use people, and here are some of the reasons that are the case.
There are several reasons why I consider MacOS to be better than Windows, including:
- Better tools: MacOS comes with a suite of out-of-the-box tools, including the Pages, Numbers, Keynote, built-in Photos app, and an entire app store that includes many of the same apps as in iOS. These tools are designed to be intuitive and easy to use, and they integrate seamlessly with other Apple devices, such as iPhones and iPads.
- Multi-platform support: MacOS can run macOS, Linux, AND Windows. Windows on the other hand cannot run macOS. So if you’re saying you would never purchase a Mac because it doesn’t run Windows, that excuse is gone. With apps like Parallels and VMWare Fusion, you can run anything you want on your Mac. On top of that, Parallels has a tool known as “coherence mode” that allows you to run Windows Applications WITHOUT it seeming like it’s a VM.
- No advertisements: Windows is known for its pop-up ads, which can be a nuisance for users. MacOS, on the other hand, does not have any advertisements, providing a cleaner and more pleasant user experience.
- Easy learning curve: I hear most people say that are scared to use macOS because “it’s different”. However, with a few basic changes, you can get comfortable with it very quickly (I think most people will gravitate to it more if they gave it a chance). I plan on going over this in a completely separate article.
- Tight integration between devices: Apple has a reputation for making devices that work well together. With the integration of MacOS and other Apple platforms such as iPhones, iPad, and Apple TVs, allows the seamless transfer of media and information between devices. If I sit down at my desk, I no longer need to be checking my phone because I can receive my calls and alerts on my Mac. If I want to watch something on my phone, I can just cast it seamlessly onto my TV. If I want to play music in the kitchen, I just AirPlay it to my HomePod. This is just scratching the surface.
- It "just works": MacOS is known for its stability and reliability. This is because it is a closed system, meaning that Apple controls both the hardware and the software, which allows them to optimize the performance and eliminate any compatibility issues.
- Updates are helpful AND less frequent: Windows updates their device more frequently, and seemingly at the worst times. However, Apple has a much better update schedule, allowing for more flexibility when you update your device. You also get noticeable improvements to the OS when you update to the latest version, and they consistently improve the experience instead of seemingly breaking the experience (*ahem, windows print driver crash update…)
- More secure: MacOS is considered to be more secure than Windows because it is less vulnerable to viruses and malware. Windows is still the dominant business platform, so viruses and malware are typically made for Windows. Even though there are malicious programs that can run on macOS, Apple has created a tighter operating system that prevents most of the problems you could run into. The platform is also built for people who are less informed about security and can make recommendations for you on how to better secure your system without having any experience.
- Devices last longer: Apple devices are known for their longevity. Mac computers in particular have a longer lifespan than the average PC, which can save users money in the long run. Even though you may think you are paying a “premium” for the Apple logo, in terms of value, you are usually getting a device that will RELIABLY run for 4-6 years on average. You also have access to Apple support, which is much (and cheaper) when it comes to fixing your issues than Windows and manufacturer dealers.
In conclusion, these are some of the reasons why I switched to macOS. If you found this helpful, consider following us on YouTube, Social Media, or joining the emailing list. Check me out at https://www.malachicorliss.com for all kinds of articles that will help you with tech, music, productivity, and more!