Mac OS X is the operating system of Apple Inc that is available in all Apple Macintosh computers. The Mac OS X is also the base for the iOS, the mobile operating system in Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and the iPod. Mac OS X is a Unix based operating system that has a graphical user interface. And The GUI of Mac OS X is called the aqua, This is responsible for the look and feel and integration of various GUI elements.
Features of Mac OS X
The latest version of the Mac OS X is the Mac OS X v10.5 titled ‘leopard’. There are two versions available – a desktop version for personal computers and a server version called Mac OS X server.
The Mac OS X10.5 leopard offers iLife that helps you manage and produce excellent quality DVDS, photos, videos and music.
The iTunes program available on the Mac OS X is the world’s most feature rich jukebox that enables you to manage your music in the optimum possible way to enhance your music experience on the computer.
Apple’s web browser ‘Safari’ available on the Mac OS X, is the fastest web browser making your search very quick. It has a feature which highlights the text that matches your keyword and dims the surrounding text, enabling you to locate the requisite information faster.
For the longest time, this debate has been going on with staunch supporters on either side. The truth is both operating systems have their own pluses and minuses. Certain functions are performed better by Windows, while Mac OS X has an advantage in certain areas.
As compared to Windows OS, the Mac OS X demonstrates superior power efficiency.
Most of the programs / applications in the Mac OS X are self contained and initialize instantly. In case of windows, there is usually an installing process that may be time consuming.
Apple Macintoshes with the Mac OS X are more expensive than PCs with Windows OS.
The final decision is yours. Choose an operating system that you are comfortable with and one that meets your needs ably.