Windows 8.1 vs Maverick

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Windows 8.1 versus Mac Maverick OS 1) Multi-tasking Microsoft leads over OS X with 8.1 by allowing users to run up to four apps on the screen at once. You can’t even snap two windows side by side on OS X Mavericks. Just as important, you can now snap two Modern apps side by side and have them both take up half of the screen. Multitasking on OS X Mavericks hasn’t improved much. For the most part, OS X is best for unitasking because of its ability to run many apps at full screen. Winner: Windows 8.1. An improved Snap function makes Microsoft’s OS the better bet for multitaskers. 2) Sharing and Social Integration The What’s New area of the People app lets you share everything with a swipe in from the right, but the social networks…show more content…
Unlike Apple’s iCloud, Microsoft’s SkyDrive Cloud service lets you access your files on Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android devices. With Apple, you can access files via the web. The new feature is iCloud Keychain, which stores everything from passwords to credit card info in the cloud. Everything gets encrypted and pushed to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Winner: Windows 8.1 The accessibility of files from more types of devices and improved integration. Result: The choice between OS X and Windows has always been fairly simple for those on a tight budget. If you don’t want to spend $999 or more on a new notebook, a Mac isn’t the right choice for you. But when it comes to the overall experience on comparable hardware, the choice becomes more difficult. Windows 8.1 builds upon the touch-friendly strengths of Windows 8 while better catering to desktop users. This OS is better at multitasking than OS X Mavericks, and SkyDrive is more robust than iCloud. OS X Mavericks isn’t all that ambitious a release compared to the upcoming iOS 7, but it does beat Windows 8.1 in many key categories. While not as dynamic, Mavericks’ interface is easier to use because there aren’t two competing environments (desktop and tablet). Mavericks also does a better job with notifications and search, as well as social sharing. Do we wish Apple would

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