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Many customers ask us – what should I buy a Mac or a PC?
The best way to describe the difference between a Mac and a PC is that they are two different ways of thinking. In most cases you can come to the same result using either but they will go about it in a different manner.
This is all down to the fact that Macs run on the Mac OS X operating system and PCs run on Windows. It’s down to the individual as to which is easier to use. You can run (Windows) on Mac OS X.
There are also differences in hardware in that Macs are only built by Apple whereas PCs are built by a number of companies. This reflects in the price, in that Macs are generally more expensive, and the quality of Macs is considered more stable and stylish. Here at Cleardesk Computer Repair Langford BC – we see the advantages of both.
Our question to you is – what do you need it for?
The reason is that unless you’re editing video, graphic design etc. then you probably don’t need to spend that amount of money on a Mac. Mac is generally more intuitive and less prone to change. So if you like stability then a Mac is the way to go.
However – most people just want to browse the web, check their e-mails and use a word processor, which doesn’t need a high-powered machine. This is the reason for the rise of the netbook, they’re cheap and do all basic functions without too much hassle.
Is it possible to say if a Mac or PC is more secure and, if so, why that is?
A Mac is definitely more secure due to the fact that there are few viruses that can infect Macs. PCs need virus protection and sometimes that’s not enough.
Malware exists on Macs but it’s very rare in comparison to PCs. We find most of our customers here at Cleardesk Computer Repair Langford BC – use both – with the majority using PC’s.
What do you personally use, PC or Mac, and why?
At home I use a PC only for games – most of my work is done on a Mac.