Why Pcs Are Better Than Macs

1208 WordsJul 27, 20125 Pages
Admittedly, Macs were in the market first, and initially were much better than PCs. But it’s time to realize the future of home computing: the PC. Although Macs are not completely useless, PCs dominate the world of computers with a better user interface, cheaper price, and better internal workings. These advantages far outweigh any little extra features that a Mac might have. First of all, PCs have a better user interface. While Mac users have always boasted of having a computer with a clean, modern look, this changed with Windows Vista, released on January 30, 2007. Windows Vista has translucent window bars, a search bar on the start menu, and tabs on the bottom of the screen, as well as introducing a feature in which users can scroll…show more content…
Another factor to ponder is that PCs have more RAM, or random access memory. RAM is memory that programs that are running use actively. Less RAM means programs run slower, so having more RAM is definitely a plus. Windows launches applications faster than Macs, and Windows is far better at 3-D rendering (required for most modern games) (itok.net). Compatibility is definitely a major issue. PC’s are compatible with Xbox 360, the top selling console of 2011 (winrumors.com), Linux, and Windows 7 has something called XP mode. XP mode allows the PC user to run Windows XP on their Windows 7. PCs are also more compatible with TVs/big screens, because most Macs require an adapter (www.itok.net). Another topic to think about is the Windows Task Manager. The Windows Task Manager allows you access with a quick shortcut (CTRL-SHIFT-ESC or CTRL-ALT-DELETE) to close unresponsive or frozen programs, or to monitor threads, CPU usage, network usages, users, and background processes. Mac’s equivalent, Activity Monitor, does not have such a simple access method (the user must search for it in spotlight, then click on it), does not provide as much information, and instead uses “Force Quit.” PC’s alternate to Force Quit is a simple pop-up that automatically appears when a program stops responding, possibly saving the user much time and effort. This alternate can be manually triggered by the user. Furthermore, PCs
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