7 misconceptions about macOS among Windows users
05.03.2017 Erika J. Wells 0 Comments
It is no secret that Microsoft operating system enjoys a large part of the population. Primarily this is due to the method of distribution of the OS. But competition is always good and the market there are alternatives to Windows. The second most popular in the world the operating system is macOS from Apple, and it has many advantages over a Microsoft product.
So what prevents to move to macOS with the same Windows 10, which many frankly annoying? The problem is often not even the cost of devices with Apple on the case: many gaming laptops and ultrabooks at a price quite comparable to the MacBook. A step towards macOS for many comparable leap into the abyss and filled with stereotypes. Today we will disprove some of them.
1. In macOS, it is difficult to understand
This is partly true. The author of these lines a few years ago, I moved from Windows to Mac and could not get used to the new OS. The interface to macOS can scare a beginner different elements of the control system, unknown programs, and even no “start” button. But not so devil as he is painted. If you look, it becomes clear that the interface, system settings, and the order of the Windows, a set of standard programs thought out very logically. In fact, macOS is the OS for everyone, and it’s not just Paphos. Inexperienced users need only to start the computer and you can immediately go about their business: all the basic software is already installed with the system. Professional gives macOS “terminal”, with which he can thoroughly customize the machine for themselves. Typically, the time from buying PCs to work with him, shared the tedious installation of the system, then search for programs and drivers. MacOS user does not need to “dances with a tambourine”.
2. Computers with macOS are very expensive
This point is especially not argue, but for the quality, as you know, always have to pay. However Apple can afford more and more users, the home Mac is no surprise. Besides, acquiring a new Apple computer, you can be sure that, most likely, serve it will a very long time. As we all know that macOS will work reliably on any Mac OS created only by the line of Apple computers, which means it’s the perfect set up and debugged.
3. On a Mac a very specific program
I can not agree. Firstly, it is necessary only to try the Apple built-in apps to love them forever. We are talking about “Reminders”, “Notes”, Safari, TextEdit (similar to Notepad), Mail and other built-in programs. Native apps, like most installed via the official repository, almost never “fall”, usually integrated into the system and work together (created memo can be sent by mail in one click, the calendar syncs with the mail account). Secondly, most of the basic programs for work and creativity represented by their versions of macOS. If the developers decided not to do a new version of their product for Mac, then surely this program is analogue (Fruity Loops — Garage Band, WinRar — archive utility, etc.). In General, there is a choice.
4. On a Mac also have viruses
Compared to Windows they are negligible. The system is designed in such a way that without the knowledge of the user to run the virus program is impossible, and nobody in their right mind will not do this. To protect system Apple from time to time issues special updates and closes old gaps macOS. Of course, the “virus” and Doctor Web is pleased to offer you to buy a special version of the antivirus, adapted to macOS. But why do we need this if the probability of catching a Trojan is the chance to meet a dinosaur on the street?
5. On Mac other keyboard and layout
With a glimpse at the built-in MacBook keyboard (or plug-in separately for the iMac and Mac Pro), we can find some differences: some unknown character in place of the usual icon of the window, the keys F1-F12 crammed the strange icons. At the first contact often occurs confusion and mild hysteria. Where I spent your money?! There is nothing to worry. Yes, the native layout may be slightly uncomfortable for a beginner, but to change it easier (only need to go to keyboard settings in the “input Sources” to put the keyboard from PC). Then even easier. Icon ⌘ (Sommand) will replace the usual Ctrl and function key controls a backlight of screen and keyboard, desktops, player and sound volume.
6. As a user of macOS, I turn into a pariah
Like to hear from those who are afraid that the good-old format .doc or .xls will fail to open in the new system. Nothing of the sort! Although macOS in their basic formats (.pages — .doc .xls .numbers, etc.), those can be easily converted into recognisable for the Windows user. Saving the document in one system, you can easily continue editing in the other.
7. Mac no games
The truth in this statement, of course. It so happened that initially, the Apple products due to their high cost and the software was a lot of geeks and creative people. Roughly speaking, the programmer or the designer used Mac for its intended purpose. And to adapt games for the new platform with its peculiarities and specific for a relatively small percentage of gamers — absolutely unprofitable occupation.
Now, much has changed. Mac computers already come into the homes of ordinary users, the price of Apple computers are not that exorbitant, and their quality and long work worth the cost. Mac becomes a product of mass consumption. If you open Steam, you will notice that games on platforms-rogue — macOS and Linux quite a lot. Of course, Mac will never overtake Windows in gaming variety. However, in the game development industry the past few years, a very different trend. Modern studios make the majority of games for consoles and PCs often remain out of work. Recall the Saga of porting GTA V.