Three Reasons Mac Fanatics Have an Easier Life

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.



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  • I personally appreciate how objective this article is. All too often, an author’s biases creep into his/her writing, and this results in articles that read more like editorials than actual articles based on facts and critical analysis. Rare is the author who will concede, for instance, that using an alternative operating system is “OK”. More often than not, forced incarceration and re-education is advocated, and I appreciate the rare writer who can take a more diverse, more tolerant approach, letting the read know that, sure, such people may be inferior, but they are nonetheless at least quasi-human, and thus deserving of basic human consideration.

    Thank you for writing this, and thank you for providing us all with an example of fact-heavy analysis which has become all too rare online.

    Kudos.




  • It all boils down to INTERFACE, in which the Mac excels.




  • I have certainly not the same view of Mac computers as you.
    as soon as 10.1 came out I changed all computers to Mac. It was the best os in the world and the reason for leaving MS. After a point Apple dumbed down the OS and now is as dumb as MS! How could Apple butcher the UNIX OS? It’s a shame and I tell you one of these days I will move away from Mac to Ubuntu!

    Karl Kulling




    • As said elsewhere:

      You can do with Mac things that you cannot do with other operating system, plus what you can do with the latter, simply using applications like VMware Fusion.
      And more importantly, macOS is the easiest most intuitive operating system, hands down (Windows is awkward and Linux flavors are even more anti-intuive, requiring command-line frequently).
      macOS has also much, much, much less malware than Windows. Last but not least, training and maintenance of Macs are much cheaper (simply because most people do not require technical support at all and much less troubleshooting is required on the software-hardware is required), and last much longer (extended average life). Mac, it just works! If 20% of people would use Mac worldwide, Windows would be history in six months!
      But I say to people not to believe on anyone and test for themselves. Then, you have it clear.




    • I’m using 10.6.8 and 10.11 on my Mac Pro and have no complaints about either. And of course, if you want to use UNIX, it’s right there in Terminal. I have been exploring it recently and there is so much there to learn I’m sorry I didn’t start sooner.




  • Do I ever agree with Ms. Johansson.

    I talk to people who say they don’t like Macs. However, when I ask them, they have never actually used a Mac other than for one or two times when they need to use someones computer for a single, short task or just looking over the Mac owner’s shoulder. I have yet to talk to someone who has started using a Mac after living in the Windows world and then chucked their Mac and went back to a Windows machine. I’m sure they’re out there, I just haven’t found one yet.

    My big change came after I retired in 2004 and bought my first MacBook Pro, mostly because I thought the hardware was physically elegant. It didn’t take too many weeks for me to be hooked on the whole environment and that environment has just got better and better as the years wore on.

    This is an interesting article. I could have added a few more things. She only touched on one built-in feature, albeit a significant one. There are many more gems that just come with the Mac.

    Jack