Why Mac is better than Windows
I owned a Windows laptop for 3 years and a MacBook Pro for 1 month
- •Audio Interface CompatibilityI spent an entire Saturday afternoon downloading drivers and installing a DAW for Windows. With Mac it's as easy as plugging it right in and launching GarageBand.
- •Included softwareWindows is known for their office suit but it is not free. Mac has iLife included with excellent applications such as GarageBand, Pages, Keynote.
- •PrintingIt regularly took my Windows laptop 10 minutes to print a Word document whereas I could print the same document in 10 seconds from my iPod touch.
- •UpdatesWindows updates usually at the worst possible times (just ask Bill Belichick) and way too often. Even when I put the thing on manual it would still put out annoying reminders in windows that would usually freeze before they'd close
- •Force QuitTask manager used to be ok but recently it started trying to diagnose the problem before closing the frozen app. Force Quit, however, is needed far less frequently (on a machine with half the RAM) and only tells you that quitting the app will lose unsaved changes.
- •OS upgradesWindows 10 was a free upgrade for Windows 7/8 users (an attempt to avoid those OS's lasting 15 years like XP) but Mac OS X releases have always been free to Mac users with compatible hardware.
- •Audio DriversBy far the biggest disappointment with Windows was hearing an annoying hiss whenever I plugged headphones into it. I thought updates would fix it but it only got worse and eventually started to fail with several seconds of a loud buzz. Also, whenever I played a video it would start off really loud and wouldn't calibrate to the actual volume level until I adjusted the volume manually. This happened every time I paused