Android devices in particular are well served by Windows with the Launcher and Your Phone apps, which let you share documents and web pages and conduct SMS messaging across devices. The macOS Notifications panel lets you send text messages by syncing up to a nearby iPhone, all your photos can be shared across devices in Apple Photos, you can transfer almost anything with AirDrop, and you can even engage in video calling with FaceTime between devices.
For example, you can unlock your Mac when your watch is in proximity, and the same notifications flow to both. That's because macOS is more document-based, while Windows is program-based. So when you click on an app's icon in the Dock, you may just see its menu at the top, but no program window. In Windows, tapping a taskbar icon always brings up the associated program. The macOS Dock has made strides over the past few years, with its nifty mouse-over magnification and Mojave's new feature that displays the icons of recently used apps. But the Windows taskbar is more functional. Taskbar Jump Lists let you see recent files opened in the app or jump to frequently needed actions in that program.
As mentioned in the Taskbar vs. Microsoft's OS makes it easier to arrange windows on the screen. Want an app to take up exactly half the screen? Snap it to the left or right edge. How about have it display on a quarter of the screen? Snap it to any of the screen corners. If you run apps side-by-side, the border between them can be resized.
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If you want to show or switch to the desktop behind any running apps, click to the very far right of the taskbar. The conveniences go on. Both operating systems let you create multiple virtual desktops. Windows now combines the desktop switcher with the Timeline feature as shown in the screenshot above. This does clutter the Task View screen, but it can be damned useful if you're trying to get back to a webpage or document for which you've forgotten the location.
And finally, my favorite Windows window-management trick: Hold and shake the mouse key on a window title bar to minimize everything else. In recent Windows updates, the File Explorer has improved, with Quick Access being a favorite new feature.
This makes it easy to find the last file you saved, no matter what it was or where you saved it. These are sort of metafolders to which you can add any other relevant folder. One macOS feature that Windows lacks is the ability to have multiple tabs in a Finder window. Finder also lets you quickly preview files in the Preview utility.
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Windows includes at least two apps that let you enter the world of 3D and VR. And we can't forget the device that runs Windows 10 called the HoloLens, which is all about augmented reality. Apple has made some progress toward VR support. You can edit degree video content in Final Cut Pro X with external enclosures for graphics cards that are VR-capable. When it comes to game selection, there are many more top-level titles on Steam that are compatible with Windows than macOS.
Even Ubuntu is getting stronger support for Steam games than Macs, with Steam Proton offering support for more than 2, Windows games. This one is another no-brainer. Windows PCs have fallen prey to far more malware than Macs in the recent past, including ransomware, spyware, botnets, and good old-fashioned viruses. But Microsoft is constantly beefing up its security, pushing Windows Defender updates, and even introducing anti-ransomware measures.
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Just look at the recent Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, which affect both operating systems. Our security guru, Neil Rubenking, strongly recommends using antivirus software on Macs. Macs win on this count, too, mostly because Apple controls the hardware ecosystem third-party drivers are a major cause of instability on Windows PCs. Those looking for the ultimate in stability, though, should check out Linux.
And you'll have your own priority weights based on your OS needs. If gaming is everything to you, for example, then Windows is a no-brainer. So, without further fanfare, here's the final score tally:. Do you agree?
You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time. View As: One Page Slides. Winner: Tie. Winner: Windows Winner: macOS. Both OSes come with excellent, plug-and-play multiple monitor support, though Windows offers a bit more control. With Windows, you can span program windows across the multiple screens, whereas in macOS, each program window can only live on a single display. Winner : Windows Winner : macOS. Both operating systems include a good deal of support for users with disabilities, but Microsoft has consistently made more of a priority of this. I don't think that most people will keep their Mac for a decade, but the fact that my vintage iMac still runs without any hitches is enough of a reason for me to continually recommend people seriously consider the platform.
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Macs get regular software updates that make them more capable over time. Bug fixes and patches are even available on older versions of MacOS to keep more vintage Macs safe. If you love the way something looks as much as how it works, it's also difficult to argue against a Mac's aesthetic value. My longest-running Mac is an iMac from that refuses to quit.