The competition between Apple and Microsoft has been running for over 3 decades now. Both the companies have come a long way ever since then and are still going strong. However even today, it is either of the two when it comes to a computer’s operating system. Although the war between Mac and Windows is never-ending, the truth is that they are both wonderful operating systems but with different features, pros and cons.
Here are some of the differences between Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra:
macOS does not come with any exclusive designs and looks quite similar
to its predecessor – EI Captain. However, a new icon has been designed
in its Dock along with a menu bar for its Siri. On the other hand,
Windows 10 comes with a dynamic and fresh design. The star bar has been
improved and there is no more confusing aberration of Windows 8. The
Start Menu of Windows 10 offers easy access to all that you desire to
do. Furthermore, it provides a tablet mode which is already built-in.
· The Cloud
macOS puts the desktop in the cloud so that it syncs folders and files
on the Desktop as well as the Documents folder automatically. However,
Apple offers iCloud storage for every account and not every device. So
even if you have 5 Macs, 2 iPads, 1 iPhone on the same iCloud account,
you will still get just 5GB space free of cost followed by $0.99 for 50
GB every month. On the other hand, the OneDrive of Microsoft is way
better on value and offers 5GB free of cost and just $1.99 for 50GB
· Touchscreen Option
it feels good to simply touch a folder instead of clicking it using a
mouse. Thus Windows 10 has been created with a superior touchscreen
option. On the other hand, Sierra has shown some reluctance to this
· Cortana Vs Siri
of the biggest changes to the operating system of Mac in the past few
years is the consolidation of the Siri virtual assistant. However, Siri
is not as helpful as Cortana of Microsoft. Cortana can easily automate
reminders, consolidate calendar events, and access files, while also
offering more in answering various queries.
· Cost-Effectiveness & Updating
Microsoft upgraded its Windows from 7 to 8 and then 10 absolutely free
of cost for its initial year, the company informed its users to expect
an increase in the cost of the operating system after July 2016. While
on the other hand, macOS High Sierra is the latest operating system of
Apple that is free forever. Also, it allows you to update your system
whenever you want unlike Microsoft, which is presently taking a lot of
time to roll its Anniversary update out to the users for Windows 10.
is achievable on Windows 10 as well as macOS High Sierra. However,
macOS High Sierra supports up to two applications in the split screen
view all at once, and this has been available for a long time. On the
other hand, Windows 10 allows you to use up to 4 windows, in order to
easily let you perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
has applied APFS, that is, Apple File System into its macOS High Sierra
for security purpose. The file system was earlier formulated into iOS
10.3 update. This will not only bring in-built encryption, easy data
backup, and crash-safe security on the go but also cut down on the time
through its responsive design. On the other hand, Windows 10 is known to
be one of the most secure Windows Operating System, owing to the
utilization of Device Guard, Windows Passport, Windows Defender,
SmartScreen, and Windows Defender on the go.
this endless battle for digital primacy, Windows 10 has been making
serious strides over macOS High Sierra for success. While Apple has
always proclaimed its visually appealing design, spontaneous interface,
and modernized usage, Windows 10 has been prompt to focus on Microsoft’s
dedication to its user base. Undoubtedly, they both come with their own
special features, but it completely depends on your objective of buying
it when it comes to real-world applications in work settings.Therefore do more research before settling on one.