How the core is designed for more than a difference of all visual bells and whistles, which tend to be similar between Windows and Mac OS X Snow Leopard (and Linux as well, for that matter). Maximum time for a brand:
Sure, elegant exterior of Snow Leopard is a pleasure to use, but Mac OS X is a better operating system than Windows, because of muscle found only under Unix!
So what should and what I look for in an operating system? Note that the current computer technical assistant requires three requirements for a program wonderland really high power – and Mac OS X Snow Leopard easily meets the three:
Reliability: The operating system must continue to function reliably for as long as needed – I’m talking about months here – no crashes or error messages. If an application crashes, the rest of their work must remain secure, and you should be able to close the software does not.
Performance: If your team has advanced hardware, the operating system must be able to use those resources to speed things up big. The operating system must be highly configurable, and has to be updated frequently to keep up with the latest in computer hardware.
“Mark, what do you mean by advanced hardware?” Well, if you are already informed of the hardware state of the art, examples include
- 64 bit true
- Multiple processors (as more than an Intel chip in your computer)
- A lot of RAM (16 GB in the iMac, or Power Mac far today)
- Multiple hard drives used as a RAID array
- If all this sounds like the Sumerian, cheerfully ignore this and read technical drabble.
Ease of use: All the speed and reliability in the world will not help an operating system if it is difficult to use. DOS was the PC operating system of choice before the advent of Windows. Both have been convicted, it is not intuitive or easy to master, requiring the owner of PC to remember all kinds of orders that seemed hieroglyphics. (This is one reason why the Macintosh was so incredibly popular in the days of DOS-based PC. Mac had a mouse, and they were very easy to master and use.)