When it comes to computers, many would say that Mac fanatics have an easier, more enjoyable life. Since nobody can escape using a computer today, whether it’s a laptop or a smartphone, Mac users have the advantage for the following reasons:
1) macOS software has great features built-in
Auto Save and file versioning have been two staple features of macOS since OS X Lion was released in 2011. Although not all applications support these two features, many basic apps do. File versioning is extremely important for people who work on text files because it’s easy to lose a significant amount of work if anything goes wrong.
With these features enabled in a software program, multiple versions of each file will be saved so that the user can go back to any point in time. These features are especially useful when a user accidentally deletes content and then saves the file. You can only “undo” so many actions. However, with auto save and file versioning available, a user can find the version of the file saved prior to accidentally deleting the content.
2) Installing macOS software is generally more stable and secure
Anyone can create and release software for both Mac and Windows operating systems, but software created for macOS tends to be more stable and less risky. Apple has a database of known and trusted developers. For example, when attempting to install a software program on macOS not created by a known developer, the computer will not allow the user to complete the installation unless they use keyboard shortcuts to open the installer file. This means a user must make a conscious effort to install obscure pieces of software and will be less likely to install random programs.
Windows, on the other hand, will let a user install any program with a couple clicks without any warnings. Unlike Apple, Microsoft doesn’t give users a warning when they’re about to install a program created by an unknown developer.
While viruses can hit both Windows and macOS, it’s easier to install infected software on a Windows machine. Say you’re looking for a free calculator program. On a Windows machine, you can install ten programs, one after the other, and figure out which one you want to keep.
3) Mac users deal with fewer crashes
When a person’s first computer is any version of a Mac, they’re getting the best computing experience from the start. The fact that Macs are so easy to use has encouraged many teenagers to start their own tech company. Many Mac users end up entrepreneurs. Just look at Silicon Valley, the home of Apple itself.
In a sense, Macs make life as a techie feel smooth, and perhaps that’s why the majority of graphic designers have always chosen the Mac. It’s not that Macs can’t crash, but they crash less often and last much longer than other computers.
If every corporation required the use of a Windows laptop, there would be a huge revolt from Mac lovers. It’s hard not to think the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement was started by Mac users who were forced to use inferior machines. Of course, that’s just speculation.
It all boils down to preference
Some people love the Windows operating system, and that’s OK. Everyone has their preferences, but once a person gets a taste of how smooth macOS is, it’s impossible not to fall in love with Mac.