Windows 10 or macOS High Sierra

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:

· Interface

The 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

The 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 every month.

· Touchscreen Option

Sometimes 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 special feature.

· Cortana Vs Siri

One 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

While 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.

· Multitasking

Multitasking 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.

· Security

Apple 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.

In 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.

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