I was wondering if you could explain the main differences between Windows in general I guess and Snow Leopard whether the comparing be the layout, the speed, the cost, or even just personal preference and why. And I also wanted to see technical support and what kind each one has. Explain your answer please. Thank you for taking the time to view! :D Have a great day!
asked Apr 10 '11 at 01:02
One runs on a PC. The other runs on a Mac. Snow Leopard is based on BSD, a version of Linux. Windows 7 is based on Windows Vista, which is based on Windows NT.
They have similar applications available to each. There are significantly fewer viruses affecting the MacOS in general, so the MacOS is more secure. Macs tend to be more expensive, mostly because Apple has a monopoly on the manufacture of their hardware.
Windows software does not easily run on a Mac, and vice versa. You can run one on the other, but it usually involves an emulator. Or on the Mac, there's specialized software that lets you choose to boot it as a Windows machine. But, once booted in windows, it will only run Windows software, you can't access what you software have installed as a Mac.
You mention speed. That's mostly a hardware issue. I've seen PCs running Windows 7 that were fast and Macs running OSX that were dogs, but most people will argue the opposite - that Macs are faster. Whatever.
Oh yeah, and the other important thing is that on the game side, Windows has the Mac beat hands down. The manufacturers just aren't there for the Mac. Sometimes if a manufacturer has a linux version of a game, they've also made a mac version or the version can be tweaked to run on the mac.
It's actually kind of hard to explain because first of all Microsoft has admitted to using OS X as a source of inspiration for Windows 7 and second of all I like both operating systems and the only reason I got a Mac was so I could have both. But if I had to point out something that really bugged me when I switch between operating systems. It would have to be the keyboard layout, I've become so accustom to things like command+c and when I switch to windows I often forget that it's control and not command.
answered Apr 10 '11 at 02:37