10 Ways Mac OS is just BETTER

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  • George P
    George P  40 minutes back

    Xcode is one of those tools inspired by the gods

    • Xavier Breath
      Xavier Breath  59 minutes back

      I agree with most of the points here, except for the one about Macs being more expensive.

      When people look at the price of a Windows based PC, they invariably look at hardware only. They ignore the cost of software, maintenance and devaluation, all of which play a vital role.  When you add these in, you get a very different picture to what is normally presented. 

      A Mac comes with fully developed and USEABLE software suite on it.  To replace this on Windows with equivalents that you would actually want to use, will cost around $300 to $500, and the licenses won't be perpetual - you will have to keep paying to stay current. Office 365 on its own costs $100 per year, add to that a decent music management app, email client, movie creation program, music creation program, etc.,  and it is not difficult to see how fast this can add up. Some of this may be possible to replace with open source software, but open source is usually far less polished, often bordering on unusable.  

      On the maintenance side, it is important to remember that the various versions of Windows have single handily created an entire industry of professionals to fix what goes wrong with them.  Just an average of one hour of downtime a week with a Windows machine will add up to 52 hours a year. If you only make $10 an hour, this adds up to least an additional $520 per year in costs due to lost income, and that is if you fix everything yourself. If you have no desire to become an IT professional in order to deal with the problems that WILL arise, there will be even more costs and downtime as you take your machine to someone else to fix, wait for it to be fixed, and then have to pay additional money to the IT guy.  There is also the constant time lost waiting for updates to install and configure.  Microsoft just don't seem to be able to get their heads around the fact that when people turn their computer on, they want to USE it, not wait for updates to configure.  When people turn their computers off, they don't want to have to wait around till updates finish, before they turn the power off at the wall.  

      Windows computers also suffer from rapid devaluation, and that Windows PC you bought for $500 will probably only be worth about $100 after 3 years. Add all this up and that $500 PC will cost somewhere between $2,360 and to $2,560 over the course of 3 years.  This works out as around $786 to $853 per year, and it can be a lot more than this, if you earn more than $10 an hour, or you hire a professional to fix your machine.  

      By contrast a Mac will have very little additional expense involved at all. The software that comes with it is very functional and fine for most people. If money is spent on software, it will tend to be specialised software, which would cost on either platform.  Maintenance is almost negligible, and on those rare occasions where there is an issue, it is almost always fixable with a reboot, or a quick recovery from Time Machine. This makes for close to zero downtime and maintenance costs.  Macs also devalue considerably slower than Windows PCs.  If you buy a Mac for $1,500, you will be able to sell it three years later for at least $1,200.  This means it will cost you a total of $300 to own for that 3 years, or $100 per year.    

      That's $100 per year to own a Mac per year, compared to between $786 and $853 per year for a Windows machine that cost one third of the money to buy.

      There is no doubt you pay more upfront to purchase a Mac, but purchase price is almost irrelevant. It doesn't matter what something costs to buy, what matters is how much it costs to own.  That cheap Windows machine bought for a third of the price of a Mac, turns out to be considerably more expensive.

      • Matthias H
        Matthias H  3 hours back

        Best laptop I’ve ever owned. Bought a MacBook Air in 2012 and now in 2019 the OS is still stable and everything still works. Battery life is still good after 1500 cycles. Had 2 windows laptops before this and within 2-3 years one had a overheating issue and both have a performance decrease.

        • Teffy Sam
          Teffy Sam  9 hours back

          Lol number 9 makes zero sense when Linux does it for free :P

          • ArmoredNinja
            ArmoredNinja  10 hours back

            Among other important features of recent versions of macOS, continuity and handoff are a big one too. Not to mention privacy, in areas where apps, of both 1st party and 3rd party titles, require the user-data collection to do remote based ML computations in order to serve up specific results. This they have done by using an on-device machine learning tool as a service (coreML framework) that comes baked into macOS, so that developers no longer need to suck up an individual's data to private servers in order to do ML based computations for generating specific results. Moreover, they can data-train their ML models on their own macs so as to make them ready to handle new data that the end-user will give local access to, for carrying out on-device computations on the developers' apps, with the data-trained ML model bundled in with the same. This is huge for privacy-minded users. The competition could follow suit, but it is quite unlikely, especially for platform owners like Google, whose business model wouldn't allow that. I can foresee a time where Siri, for instance, wouldn't need to be carrying your input data over to Apple servers, to serve up specific results. Most of the computations that Siri depends on, could be done offline, with your individual devices like your iPhone, iPad, or Mac being the playgrounds for performing all sorts of on-device ML computations.
            As more and more apps that rely on server-side ML computations start adopting coreML, this could radically change the way ML will be done in the future.

            • EVER GREATEST
              EVER GREATEST  12 hours back

              2:18 they surely use Windows preci.....oh

              • MG
                MG  15 hours back

                I’ll restart now
                Me: NOOOoooOo I’m working
                One hour later:
                Windows: Let me restart
                Me: NoooOoOooo
                One hour later:
                Windows: Let me restart.. oh nobody’s responding ... *restarts and installs updates*
                Me: *NOOOOoooOoOooOoooo*

                That’s why I love my Mac

                • Grinsekatze De Cheshire
                  Grinsekatze De Cheshire  21 hours back

                  Louis Rossman is a bullshit guy. Don't ever trust him.

                  • Jenna Talia
                    Jenna Talia  1 days back

                    In Linux we dont think of it like which os is better mac or windows, we think of computer world like which distro of Linux is better for me.

                    • Jenna Talia
                      Jenna Talia  1 days back

                      The best OS on this planet that cant do Adobe product is Linux Pop OS.

                      • Jenna Talia
                        Jenna Talia  1 days back

                        Mac OS is BSD without legs or arms held prisoner and being told what you can or cannot do.

                        • Jenna Talia
                          Jenna Talia  1 days back

                          only morons who love being backdoored think Apple or Microsoft are good.

                          • itssaul Good man
                            itssaul Good man  1 days back

                            i love APPLE, but an apple a day keeps the paycheck away. i use apple phones and laptops

                            • elusiveDEVIANT
                              elusiveDEVIANT  2 days back

                              A better wallet comes from rag & bone. You'll find no better quality in a wallet.

                              • Robert Phillips
                                Robert Phillips  2 days back

                                I use both operating systems/computers daily and prefer using my Mac. It works great, looks cool is well built and is fun to use. Parallels is amazing. When I want to run games on my MacBook Pro I boot up into an external SSD running Windows and it handles anything I throw at it.

                                • Patzi4Star
                                  Patzi4Star  2 days back

                                  Did you know, that Macs can open files, even *without* their file extension attached to them? When I open a picture on my Mac, I can remove the ".jpg" part of the file name - and it will still open just fine. Because the macOS doesn't care much about file extension at all! Instead., it checks the information in the file itself (the metadata in the start of the file) to "understand" it's content - as long as the data in the file are correct.

                                  • Awemahe
                                    Awemahe  3 days back

                                    You know what is not intuitive? Something as simple as create a txt....

                                    • René Pouliot
                                      René Pouliot  3 days back

                                      Ironically this video comes out the day I installed Catalina and got the black screen

                                      • Jan Janković
                                        Jan Janković  3 days back

                                        Linus u forgot to add that UNIX based systems have much thinner kernels than Windows and do much less abstraction when it comes to the drivers and hardware integration. Hence much lower UI I/O latencies and a way smoother UI / UX. This is one of the reasons why MAC is generally preferred by musicians and graphic designers !

                                        • Trippy McHippy
                                          Trippy McHippy  4 days back

                                          Watching this on a Macbook Pro 2017 running Windows 10 ;)

                                          • john gather
                                            john gather  4 days back

                                            just updated -- all files and folders are deleted from Notes App what is wrong Apple? I lost all important data... Why you people Linux Tech tips telling people all good things where are the bad things... Karma can hint you man ... why i dont want Cloud thing so u can make money for us

                                            • borgtennis
                                              borgtennis  4 days back

                                              Thank you for an honest list. As an Apple user I just subscribed!!!!! Honest conversation is always the best!

                                              • George K
                                                George K  4 days back

                                                I own plenty of PCs and Macs. You totally nailed this one. Every point well thought out and presented as is. I never bother and I am too busy to antagonize users of either system. I leave this to the millennials and gen Z puppies.

                                                • Alysss L
                                                  Alysss L  4 days back

                                                  wtf is the point of using Mac for average users, they all use Microsoft Office ANYWAYS.
                                                  iMessage copied Messenger, Kakao, Line, WhatsApp that connects all devices, and text message

                                                  • David Jesús Granadillo di Gravia

                                                    I don't have iPhone - I think there are A LOT of cheaper options on phone technology... also, a watch? really?... I don't really sympathise with those concepts.... but computer-wise is just much better than anything out there.

                                                    • David Jesús Granadillo di Gravia

                                                      I just love the easiness on everything and the visual tidiness. Overall is a faster system -in every way-, and in-built apps are super useful and free to use from the start. Heck, I see people installing Microsoft Word in their Macs... I can't live without pages, it's even more inspiring to write in. Enjoying OS Catalina right now btw! always better after a software update... always better. P.S. I am a video editor, and I still prefer MacBook 15" to work on with Adobe Premiere. I don't understand what's the thing with being more "underpowered" than a Windows, I haven't felt such a thing working even with 4K videos. Ever.

                                                      • Luna
                                                        Luna  4 days back

                                                        amazing vid honestly

                                                        • Warlock M
                                                          Warlock M  4 days back

                                                          Updates for me on Mac: *machine restarts* *breaks*

                                                          • imcanada
                                                            imcanada  5 days back

                                                            i don't like apple, but i like macos. it's good for dev work, sadly i can't make a hackintosh so i resorted to elementaryos themes

                                                            • Dennis van Mierlo
                                                              Dennis van Mierlo  5 days back

                                                              Spotlight. Super but not sizable in both directions. Why, I ask Apple, why????

                                                              • TheNastyBAGL
                                                                TheNastyBAGL  5 days back

                                                                if macs were friendly with third party accesories, had upgradable parts, and supported all the games that windows does, they'd have the monopoly on the entire market because I will admit they are very easy and convenient to use. Missed opportunity if you ask me.

                                                                • Amin Hassan
                                                                  Amin Hassan  5 days back

                                                                  That part about the Autoupdate being something good... DEAD WRONG! Somewhere along the updates, I must've left AutoUpdate on, and it is now 4am, and I am stuck with my mac having programmes that don't work. I was on Mojave, then my FCPX updated and I couldn't use it anymore. I had to update the OS, to get FCPX working, so it went straight to Catalina. And then all hell broke loose. I could get FCPX to work but my libraries couldn't work after the libraries itself had to be updated. This is CRAZYYYYYY....

                                                                  • Carlos Salinas
                                                                    Carlos Salinas  5 days back

                                                                    I love not having to install any asio drivers to use my focusrite interface on a Mac, it just works.

                                                                    • Abraham Ruata Thlacheu

                                                                      Microsoft actually wanted to include Office suite in Windows. They were just not allowed.

                                                                      • Airborne Filip
                                                                        Airborne Filip  2 days back

                                                                        @Abraham Ruata Thlacheu And then you have Apple where they have last word on what can go on their OS and what can't...

                                                                      • Abraham Ruata Thlacheu
                                                                        Abraham Ruata Thlacheu  2 days back

                                                                        That u ask and I had to google to make sure, I think there is/was a settlement going on. Forgive me if I were wrong 😂

                                                                      • Abraham Ruata Thlacheu
                                                                        Abraham Ruata Thlacheu  2 days back

                                                                        @Airborne Filip It's because of that issue, court ordered Microsoft to breakup into 2 units. OS and other software components.

                                                                      • Airborne Filip
                                                                        Airborne Filip  3 days back

                                                                        How so? Monopoly issue like with IE years ago?

                                                                    • Ricky Li MSH
                                                                      Ricky Li MSH  6 days back

                                                                      i use windows for cheaper gaming so im too poor

                                                                      • Rupesh Tashildar
                                                                        Rupesh Tashildar  6 days back

                                                                        The difference is same as android vs ios, if you know what you're doing get an android and everyone else just get an iPhone

                                                                        • IAmCjcj11
                                                                          IAmCjcj11  4 days back

                                                                          Did you watch the video lol?

                                                                      • James Smith
                                                                        James Smith  6 days back

                                                                        you can have multiple desktops on windows 10

                                                                        • James Smith
                                                                          James Smith  3 days back

                                                                          @Nico Mabaso are you referring to touch screen gestures? i am a daily user of both as well, i find it very simple to use the ⌃+→ on mac, and i have it built in on my mouse to boot

                                                                        • Nico Mabaso
                                                                          Nico Mabaso  4 days back

                                                                          Being a daily user of both Windows and Mac, Multiple desktops on windows are more intuitive with gestures

                                                                      • Benoît
                                                                        Benoît  7 days back

                                                                        You should have precised : better (than Windows)...
                                                                        Every Linux or bsd or even solaris distro ever has all of thèse functionalities and beyond. Excepted for the iphone compatibility.

                                                                        • Hung Tran
                                                                          Hung Tran  1 weeks back

                                                                          Been a long time Microsoft support and builder

                                                                          Yes OSX is really awesome.
                                                                          You can rename and move a audio or video file to different location, no need to defrag spindle drives.

                                                                          I used to work in Data Center, entire internet runs on Unix and Linux, require little or no reboot, you can just restart services.

                                                                          Same goes with my mac, i hardly reboot my imac and macbook pro.

                                                                          PC actually costs you more if you have to buy software you need to run legit.
                                                                          Time Machine is awesome that you can restore back to different size drive, even access a time machine individual file without being compressed.

                                                                          Reading texts on mac is much easier, color are accurately calibrate where microsoft color is all over the places.
                                                                          Windows ME and Vista had the worse registry crashes ever.

                                                                          • Bárður Joensen
                                                                            Bárður Joensen  1 weeks back

                                                                            Windows is okay, Mac is okay. Doesn't really matter

                                                                            • Rekon Rogue
                                                                              Rekon Rogue  1 weeks back

                                                                              I could have provided you with at least 10000000k dislikes If its allowed

                                                                              • Ian McGrew
                                                                                Ian McGrew  1 weeks back


                                                                                • Oliver Polden
                                                                                  Oliver Polden  1 weeks back

                                                                                  I’m glad you mentioned the trackpad but I don’t think you did it justice. It’s arguably the primary human interface device making it THE most important feature. Think about it, how often do you use it?

                                                                                  I find the trackpad is extremely precise, acceleration is natural and predictable as is scrolling with its inertia, it’s just a joy to use and I way prefer it to a mouse now.

                                                                                  Just look at anyone using a windows or Linux machine, they all use mice because the trackpad is basically unusable. That’s one less thing to carry with you... me and my Mac, nothing else... because there’s a monitor with a USB-C cable waiting for me at work. Oh, and using the Mac on my lap, say on a sofa, like a “laptop”, I just use the same trackpad and don’t have to compromise.

                                                                                  Microsoft, when you sort out the trackpad I might, just might, start to consider Windows.

                                                                                  • Vishar
                                                                                    Vishar  7 hours back

                                                                                    The problem is, Microsoft doesn't make any of those trackpads. Apple does everything itself and makes hardware and software both in the same company which makes it super awesome as it can be adapted to each other's needs. Thus no BSDs. Windows is a piece of software that has more financial flexibility and it's kinda a does it all thing as you can game on it, work on it, edit, music and wide variety of software and hardware compatibility. The one major thing about apple is, having an apple product might seem just a bit expensive in many countries but countries like India, still people use PCs and laptops cheaper than any mac. In fact, this comment is being typed on a laptop which is only half the price of a MacBook air but it fulfills the requirements just fine. Though I am willing to get a MacBook as well, it is freaking unaffordable.

                                                                                • Anika Sasse
                                                                                  Anika Sasse  1 weeks back

                                                                                  apple Keyboard sucks

                                                                                  • Anika Sasse
                                                                                    Anika Sasse  1 weeks back

                                                                                    @Akomedias I meant the butterfly keyboard on new macbook isn't comfortable to type.

                                                                                  • Akomedias
                                                                                    Akomedias  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I used a apple keyboard and it's amazing. It's wireless, it's small and light and it uses a rechargeable battery but that is your opinion.

                                                                                • Wombat
                                                                                  Wombat  1 weeks back

                                                                                  New macbook and i have to install the UBar app - to get the windows taskbar instead of the macOS dock!!

                                                                                  • Teilor Soares
                                                                                    Teilor Soares  1 weeks back

                                                                                    There is more to the "it just works" thing when you are a developer. As a developer who wants (needs?) to be as productive as possible, is just better to use hardware and software identical to what is being used by a huge user-base of other developers, so when you have any issues, it's easy to get help on StackOverflow or any other online forum, and you don't need to spent much time fixing things just to be able to work.
                                                                                    But it sucks that Apple laptops are so expensive where I live and is so hard to find good peripherals here at a reasonable price.

                                                                                    • ビンガム
                                                                                      ビンガム  1 weeks back

                                                                                      dude sounds like dr greenthumb xD

                                                                                      • Foxy Reis
                                                                                        Foxy Reis  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Me: playing games
                                                                                        MAC: why u playing game on windows?
                                                                                        Me: BECAUSE 99% GAMES ON STEAM SUPPORTS Windows AND 1% SUPPORTS MAC LOL