Mac versus PC: it’s an endless war with neither side willing to budge an inch. But that doesn’t mean that each side doesn’t have its strengths and weaknesses. Let’s take a look at some of the stuff that is really easy to do on a Mac, but trickier on a PC.
It’s Easier To Backup A Hard Drive On A Mac
PCs are famously difficult to back up. Yes, there is bespoke software out there that will allow you to do things like mirroring hard drives, but it’s tough. On a Mac, the process is much easier. All you have to do is insert a new hard drive and the operating system, OS X will ask you whether you want to backup all your data. All you have to do is select “yes”, and it will get on with it in the background while you use your apps or browse the internet.
If you’ve selected no in the past, but want to backup your stuff anyway, it’s easy. Just go to System Preferences and then Time Machine > Select Disk. Here you’ll find the options you’re looking for.
Migrate Everything Onto A New Mac
Let’s suppose you go to a company, like M Suite, and buy a new Mac laptop. You might think that you’ll face a lot of problems migrating over all of your files, photographs and videos, like on PC. But with Macs, the process is a lot simpler. Thanks to Time Machine backup, it’s actually super simple to create copies of all of the information on your Mac and move it over to a new system. On Windows, the whole process is a lot more complicated, thanks to the fact that Microsoft has strong anti-piracy systems in place to stop people copying Windows. In effect, this makes it very difficult to transfer information from an old PC to a new one.
App Updates Are Easy
If you work on a Windows PC, you’ll have noticed from time to time that it installs updates. These updates can often take an hour to complete, and sometimes they don’t complete correctly, and the whole process has to be started over again. On Macs, however, updates are installed less frequently. What’s more, they download in the background, allowing you to get on with your work uninterrupted.u Updates only infrequently require users to restart their computers, and when Macs do restart, it’s much quicker than their Windows counterparts.
Removing Old Software
Often you’ll go into Program Manager on Windows, try to remove a program, and find that nothing happens. But Macs come with Unix software, a platform that makes it really easy to remove unwanted items. To access it, open your Applications folder, find the app that you don’t want anymore, and dump it in the trash. It’s gone.
Getting Online Is Easier
Networking on Windows PCs is notoriously difficult. There is always some issue with something technical like “IP Config” or “Port Number” – stuff that most users don’t understand. Apple has put significant effort into making the process a lot easier on Mac, ensuring that their hardware automatically works with WiFi.