In the past Windows PCs were plagued with malware, but Microsoft’s Defender antivirus software and other security efforts have made major strides. Nevertheless, Macs have lower market share and many malware-makers are focused on them.

Apple’s macOS offers a premium, fine-tuned desktop experience that is often attractive to newcomers and computer programmers. However, it requires a commitment to USB-C hardware and lacks some features that are available on Windows.

User Interface

While some people claim that one operating system is superior to the other, it really comes down to what you’re using your computer for. Macs are geared toward design and multimedia editing, while Windows is more versatile and can be used with various hardware devices.

Macs have a sleek user interface with an initial menu that provides quick access to your documents and apps. They also offer a trackpad with various gesture controls that mimic those of the iPhone. In addition to this, Apple has changed the way you scroll on a Mac laptop by pushing up instead of down.

Windows has a similar navigation bar but has added features like Snap, which allows you to see two open apps side-by-side. Additionally, has introduced new animations and blurring effects with its Fluent Design System. This aims to make the UI feel more real-world and natural. These changes are being rolled out in twice-yearly updates.

Hardware Compatibility

It used to be that wading into the middle of a technology conference, social network or internet message board would start a flame war between Apple supporters and Microsoft fans. While those days of intense fanatic conflict may have passed, both platforms have dyed-in-the-wool supporters.

Both operating systems support a wide range of hardware, but some software is exclusive to one platform or the other. The decision to choose macOS or Windows will largely come down to your preferences and workflow.

Macs have a reputation for being more secure than Windows computers, which are a bigger target for malware and viruses. Additionally, Macs are more efficient than Windows computers and can run on less powerful hardware. When troubleshooting a computer, it is often easier to diagnose and fix problems in a Mac than in a Windows machine.


Both Mac and Windows are known for their excellent security. However, Apple has a stronger stance on data privacy than Microsoft.

Despite this, both operating systems are susceptible to malware, viruses, and ransomware. Windows experiences more attacks because hackers can target it easily due to its underlying components and open-source nature.

In comparison, macOS is more resistant to malicious threats because it is closed-source and requires a license to program for it. This means that fewer hackers have a vested interest in targeting macOS.

However, even the best-secured computers can be infected by malware if they are not updated frequently. For example, the macOS High Sierra update of 2017 included a rootkit that allowed unauthorized access to a computer by typing ‘root’ without a password. This could lead to the installation of malware, but was quickly fixed by an antivirus software called CleanMyMac X. To prevent this, it is important to keep up with all updates to both operating systems.


Until recently, the Mac and Windows systems were absolute competitors in the home computer market. Now, Apple’s hardware and software have a distinct advantage over their Microsoft counterparts.

Every year, Apple releases macOS updates that tweak the user experience. For example, Big Sur brought ARM support and graphical changes while Monterey introduced Portrait Mode in FaceTime and Universal Control. Ventura brings new security fixes and Stage Manager.

As a rule, we recommend keeping your Mac up to date. This will get you access to the latest features and keep your Mac secure against bugs and malware.

The Software Update pane of System Preferences lets you check for updates automatically and download them when available. Alternatively, you can set up an automatic backup with CleanMyMac X to back up your Mac before installing an OS update.

By Zubair Pateljiwala

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