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Get Your Game On – Mac Vs PC

With the recent Super Bowl fresh on my mind, it’s time to go deep into the debate between Macs and PCs. I re­cruited Team Mac and Team PC to tackle the pros and cons of each.

The first quarter was kicked off with a debate on operating systems. Team Mac made no hesitations about starting the discussion by declaring Mac operating systems have “cooler names, which are easier to remember.” While no one can play defense on that statement, Team PC could quickly create a fumble, stating that Apple releas­es a new operating system version every 18 months, which can make the average user lose track of the latest version. Okay, that’s fair. But what about features? The Mac OS includes great applications, like Safari, Apple Mail, iCal, and Photo Booth. However, as Team PC pointed out, Windows offers those same features for free download.

Mac Vs PC

Team PC swooped in with the ball loose and pointed out one obvious difference between the Mac and Windows operating systems licensing! Microsoft allows its operating systems to be installed on any comput­er, a testament to the countless brands of computers and computer hardware available in the marketplace.

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Microsoft even allows Windows to be installed on a Mac! On the other hand, Apple can only be installed on Apple computers, meaning you must purchase a Mac com­puter to use the Mac operating system. The ref called it… touchdown by Team PC!

As the clock ran down in the first quarter, it was still too early in the debate to determine who the winner would be. But neither team would go down without a fight.

Our teams wasted no time kicking off the second quarter of our debate! It was clear Team Mac wanted a taste of victory! Team Mac quickly pointed out that Apple’s tight licensing restrictions have some nice perks. Since the Mac operating system can only be used on Mac computers, the brand carries a reputation for having fewer penalties in its functions. The Apple computers maintain a stronger resell value than any Win­dows machine. The touchdown by Team Mac!

But what about viruses and other infections? Although it has long been stated that Macs get fewer viruses, that is only partially true. Team PC pointed out that Macs are only targeted less because they proportionally take up less of the marketplace. What would have been a sure-fire touchdown by Team Mac suddenly became a blitz by Team PC!

As the debate’s first half ended, the score was too close to declare a winner, but I knew both teams still had the drive to push toward victory!

As the third quarter began, I had to ask the teams about the differences between MS Office on Mac and Windows. Team PC quickly pointed out that Office was available for Windows years before Microsoft released a Mac version. That is true, but as Office is open for both plat­forms today, are there any key differences? Both platforms offer a home and business version with Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Although each look is slightly different, the features and usage are comparable. Both teams agreed. But what about Access and Publisher? The Office is available as a Professional version, including Access and Publisher on Windows. Still, Team PC was very eager to point out that Access and Publisher were not offered for the Mac platform. But then, just as Team PC was approaching the goal line, Team Mac intercepted and grabbed possession of the ball! Team Mac quickly pointed out that even though Publisher and Access weren’t available, Apple offers other great comparable programs at a frac­tion of Microsoft’s cost. iWork offers Pages, a blend of what would be both Word and Publisher built into one program. File Maker is often a great alternative to Access, too! And when all else fails, you can install Windows virtually inside a Mac and run Access. Touché Team Mac! Interception complete! The third quarter has ended with no changes to the score… who will win this epic debate?

At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the tension was mounting. Team Mac and Team PC were both dead set on winning this battle! Only one final debate could declare the winner-mobile devices! Windows 8 operating system was designed to work universally on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Team PC hoped to tackle the quarter by reminding us that several companies produce tablets and smartphones to support Windows 8, helping it be a much more economical purchase. When I was about to declare a field goal for Team PC, Team Mac blocked the play! Team Mac ran inter­ference when he shouted out that the iPhone was the first main­stream smartphone, and the iPad was the first mainstream tablet. Although it’s difficult to say that Apple is responsible for the success of other smartphones and tablets, it’s also difficult to argue that Apple paved the way and is still hugely popular. Team Mac has secured the ball!

When the whistle blew in the fourth quarter, the debate was over. We looked over at the scoreboard and realized it was a tie! There are great reasons for choosing either company when selecting computers, tablets, or even smartphones. As far as IT Radix is concerned, the choice is simply a personal preference.

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