I’m Jonathan Ayres with Network for Success,
and today we’re going to talk about what is the difference between a PC and a Mac? Well
the main difference is you can see right behind me is that one is white, and one is black.
But actually the difference between these two computers is very important, and fundamental.
On a Macintosh computer, the operating system, that allows everything to work on this computer,
is very carefully contained inside of rigid parameters. And that means that no development
can occur from outside developers, that would cause anything to happen outside of those
parameters, which means that the system protects itself. Where as on a Windows based machine,
like this one over here which is a PC, this computer is open for developers to write different
programs for, or attach mechanical devices to, or anything they want to do. And therefore
there is no control, and we have no regulation over who does what. Consequently if you have
a PC, you’re always going to facing problems of running into viruses, and MowWare, SpyWare,
AdWare, and this computer’s not going to protect you. You’re going to have extra programs that
you buy, in order to protect yourself from those viruses and other bad things infecting
your computer. The Macintosh doesn’t have that problem, and the reason it doesn’t have
that problem is because it’s so tightly regulated, that if anything from the outside tries to
come into that operating system, the operating system recognizes it’s not part of what we
call the core code and it’s going to immediately send a notice up to you as the operator saying,
hey do you want to do this? And then if you say well yes, I do want to do it, secondary,
you’re also going to have to type in your user name, and password in order to allow
this action to occur. And as you can see, nobody in their right mind would say yes I
want to have a virus come on my computer, or yes I’d like to have SpyWare. So there’s
a huge difference between the two, and that aspect. Now, as far as usability goes, both
computers can basically do the same things, but because a Macintosh is so more tightly
controlled, it’s programs are more beautifully written, and because of that, they’re quicker,
and easier to use, they’re more of what we call intuitive, meaning you don’t have to
search forever to find answers, and the help that you receive from the company that produces
them is of a much higher quality. In fact for the last five years running, the Macintosh
company has had the highest levels of support in the industry year, after year, after year.
So those would be major differences between the two computers. Other than that, gosh do
they both do things about as fast? Pretty much so, sometimes the Macintosh is faster,
and sometimes the PC’s faster. But otherwise if you think about the operating system, you
have a much better opportunity to be productive, and be safe when you buy a Macintosh computer.