The conflict between personal computers (PCs; developed by Microsoft) and Macintosh computers (Macs; developed by Apple) has occurred for many years. The two are constantly competing with each other to win over the computing market. Macintosh claims that their computers are more efficient when working with graphic design and media arts, while a PC is known for mathematical superiority and a stronger variety of hardware and software. Many myths about both systems have been spread amongst the consumer world. However, proper research can easily clarify these fictions.
Firstly we will consider software availability. The majority of computer users own PC's, both for work and recreational use. Therefore, software companies find that it is far more profitable to develop software that is for use on a PC instead of a Mac. There is such a variety of software written for PC's that is unavailable for Macs that it could be a topic unto itself, yet Macs do have an advantage in one area. Mac computers have some highly specialized software for media production, and have been ahead of PC's for quite some time.
It is a well-known fact that Microsoft is the most marketed operating system. This can be explained by the decision by Microsoft to design and sell its operating system to other computer manufacturers. This meant making it compatible with other hardware. Apple did not choose to do this, making its operating systems only compatible with its own computer hardware (Derene, 2009). In a website article called “HongKait.Com: Online Tips for Designers and Bloggers” Nina Krimly states statistics that identify Microsoft as controlling 91% of the market while Apple Mac around 5%.
Research conducted by David Kirkpatrick indicates that Pc has 47% of machines and still growing, but Mac's has only 11% of computer, we could argue which computer has better quality but Mac could reduce the value of their computers to acquire the same quality of a PC. PC Different OEMs and even custom build PCs might not have the suitable drivers released for every components in each OS version, incompatibles, lagging may occur. Maybe cannot reach expected performance.Since Apple manufactures all updates, hardware and software Mac's run smoothly and stable performance. Custom build PC's are the ones that create most of the problems in home computers, but manufactures that sell PC's to customers don’t bring any kind of problems with their compat... ... middle of paper ... ...g the Mac fans. It also leaves Apple remarkably vulnerable when innovations go wrong - the ill-fated Cube placed the company in deep trouble, taking them out of the market and wasting a lot of money on a system that’s doesn’t work so well.
"Hello I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC" (Wikipedia). Many people who watch television or online videos might come across the "Get a Mac" advertisement campaign launched by Apple Inc. personifying the more youthful Justin Long as the cool, hip Mac system and the older, more seasoned John Hodgman as the PC. The "Get a Mac" commercial series depicts the efficiency and user friendliness of Mac while comparing it to the problematic PC. Though the commercial series might seem convincing in favor of the Mac products, the commercial would obviously hide the flaws of the Macs. The actually masks the fact that PC comes out on top at the end of the day with great efficiency, the ability to do a diverse range of work, and its user-friendliness.
Windows vs. Macintosh Windows based computers are more practical, easier to use, and more versatile than Macintosh computers. There has always been much debate over which is the better system. There are people who are die-hard Macintosh users, and there are people who are the complete opposite, and naturally people sitting somewhere in between. The fact remains that the majority of home and business users own Windows based systems because of their versatility in all areas. More Practical Windows based computers are more practical for many reasons.
The PC on the other hand, is laid out in separate components such as the display and speakers that you plug into the desktop. Second, Apple computers have a more contemporary look. This has proven to be a great marketing and selling strategy. This new distinctive look makes the computer more appealing to the customer. Macs came out with a variety of translucent colors such as green, blue, and orange.
Apple and Microsoft are the two major super powers of the computing industry, from the creation of operating systems, stylish designs of devices, to the re-invention of the computer. Each company has their own ideas of the perfect computing device, and much of the consumer base for each company can agree or disagree with either company’s opinion. Coming from a Best Buy employee and always providing the best possible advice to consumers, the common argument is which company and devices created are better. Although, Apple’s Macintosh unit sells are greater, mainly due to the simplicity of use; Microsoft has a more improved marketability, and an increasingly superior stock market value. Microsoft, unlike its opposition Apple, has many design
Since the dawn of the information age, computers have developed into a very important part of society. They are increasingly being integrated with numerous aspects of human life, and have become a necessity in many college and business settings. Two major corporations that capitalize on this integration are Microsoft and Apple, and while they may appear identical, the differences between Microsoft’s Personal Computer and Apple’s Macintosh become blatantly obvious with a visit to the nearest electronics store. A PC is a more intelligent purchase than a Macintosh due to their affordability, variety, and security. The first factor considered by many consumers when selecting a new computer is affordability.
On the other end, a typical life expectancy of a PC is 3 years. PC’s often need replacement or repair thus making them more expensive to own and to maintain. Conclusion Based on the arguments introduced in this paper a MAC will generate a better performance connectivity and financial Return On Investment (ROI) than the PC. They are a superior computer for all corporate and home users today and into the future. Reference List: www.apple-history.com www.net-security.corg www.dell.com www.computerworld.com www.philosophypages.com www.apple.com www.ibm.com www.cnet.com www.ConsumerReport.org