Macs Are Better Than PCs, Let Us See How

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No_doubt, MACS ARE BETTER THAN PCS in every aspect. Every day, I use macOS, Windows, and Linux at work. Before I get into the benefits of macOS, I would like to express that when you are comfortable with how computers work; you can use any operating system to get work done. This is similar to how you can drive any car to work each day; some cars just may be more fun or practical than others. That said, you wouldn’t want to tow a yacht with a Lamborghini.


MACS ARE BETTER THAN PCS: Some Points To Check Out

1. Hardware matched to software

On a typical macOS installation, both the hardware and the software got designed by Apple. This means that not only can Apple develop their software to optimize their hardware choices, but they also do not have to support hardware that they do not use. Windows and Linux both need to work on the majority of hardware, which makes them more bloated and less optimized. macOS works to optimize the limited hardware support in a way that allows for better performance overall.

2. Automator

macOS comes with two tools that cannot get easily matched on any other Operating System. These tools are Automator and Apple Script.

Automator allows users to create simple or extremely advanced workflows which can get used to speed up tasks. For example, I have an Automations that Merge multiple PDF files, create audio files from text files, switch my host file based on the network that I am currently on, purge my trash bin periodically, etc. The idea is to replicate any repeated tasks into the workflow and let MacOS work for you.

Apple Script is the more powerful, but more boring looking version of Automator. Apple Script allows you to build mini-programs that interface with other applications on your Mac. The most used Apple Script I have these days is one that clears all my send files in Outlook, Forwards all emails in my Outlook “Evernote” folder to Evernote, clears the Evernote folder, and finally deletes the trash in Outlook. This process would take around ten minutes manually each day, with Apple Script it takes less than 20 seconds to complete, and I do not need to do any manual work.


Some More Points To Consider

3. Homebrew

If you do not use the terminal, this one may not seem as important. Homebrew is a terminal application that allows for easy search and installation of both terminal applications and GUI applications. Homebrew will enable me to get information from the web quickly, whether it is bulk downloads of data for a website I am currently working on, splitting my terminal, LAMP setups, etc.

4. Software Updates

Operating System Software updates give me trust issues. I work in software and usually use beta releases of most tools. Software updates are significant to make sure that you have a secure and fully functional device. On Windows, it is commonplace for a software update to break something unrelated in the process. That’s not to say that Microsoft does not QA properly. However, there are so many different devices that run Windows currently, and it is extremely unlikely that they would be able to test every configuration before publishing an update.

Because MacOS runs on a specific hardware set, you are extremely less likely to experience an issue running an update.

5. Backups

Backups, much like insurance, are things that you only think of when you need to use their benefits. All three big platforms have a backup process, but in my opinion, none are even close to how effortless MacOS backups are.

When you get a Mac, and you set up a backup drive, macOS will automatically backup your whole computer to the ride whenever the drive is accessible. It will also remind you to go without backing up for a few days.

If anything happens to your Mac or if you get a new Mac, you can restore from that backup before you even log into the new computer. Once the back up restores, your new Mac will be the same as your old one!

This gives you a feeling of confidence, knowing that someone could steal or damage your computer, and you would not lose any of your data. Once you have another Mac, you are back up and running exactly where you left off.

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