Some of the Basics on PC vs. Mac

6 years ago

You might be wondering what your next computer purchase should be. You might even be wondering if the information you are being given at the store is honest and accurate. So I'm here to help you when you are pondering whether or not to buy a PC or Mac. There are links throughout to help you with more information directly to the Apple website.

Here are the main differences between the PC and Mac:

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1. When you install a programme onto your PC it creates a folder with multiple files and folders in it.Then when you open the Programme it always takes a minute or longer to load because it has to locate all the files necessary to run the it. It's basically like baking a cake. You have to find all the ingredients and mix them together in the correct order to get the right result.  Then when and if you decide to delete the programme, you will see that it takes a couple minutes to delete it because again it has to locate them all.  Except really it doesn't delete them all.  If you were to go into your programme files right now you will find many randomly named folders and inside them are bits and pieces of files and folders with names like 'a0d7jkd'.  PC's are unable to full delete a programme.  Which causes your PC to start running slower.

Now on a Mac, when you install a programme it is ONE FILE.  Mac treats programmes as though they are a cake you bought at the store.  There is no locating ingredients, mixing them up and baking them to get the cake to come out right.  It's already done right. So when it loads the programme it does not take long to load at all because it's one file in one location not all spread out.  This holds true for deleting it, you will not have to worry about pieces of it being left behind.

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