Mac Snow Leopard vs Windows 7: The real show begins
The latest version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard version 10.6.1 had released on August 28, 2009. In its latest version Apple had not added new features but introduced enhancements in the interface like better file and folder viewing in stacks, restructures QuickTime X for cleaner interface and recording tools. Further, it has much-anticipated Exchange support across Mail, the Address Book and iCal. On October 22nd, Microsoft had launched its much anticipated operating system, Windows 7. The new operating system is a more focused and augmented upgrade in the company’s Windows line unlike its predecessor Vista, which introduced a large number of new features, but received critics for its hardware requirements and slow speed. The new Windows 7 features a virtual "XP mode" for running legacy programs and runs faster than its predecessor. It has various tools and shortcuts that assist users to work efficiently.
Now, the question is which OS is superior and will lure the customers globally?
The new Mac OS based on 64-bit technology supports the multi-core processors. For everyday tasks including e-mail, instant messaging, Web surfing, blogging, creating and editing Office documents, Web page creation, and audio, video, and photo editing; it surely enjoys an edge over other operating systems. However, Windows 7 is not that bad, but Mac OS still offers the best overall user experience, analysts said.
Exploration of Files and Folders
It is reported that both operating systems work on the same basic script for allowing users to find files. However, Windows 7 features options at the top of its window, while Snow Leopard places its options under buttons. But, the library functions included in Windows 7 will help users to work on virtual folders and even collect files from different disks; a major improvement that helps it to enjoy the edge.
The new Mac OS has not made any significant changes to the dock, whereas Windows 7 has brought updates in its Windows task bar. However, analysts suggest that Windows 7 improves the task bar on the Mac model by permitting you to pin folders to the task bar, as well.
The new Windows 7 features Aero Shake, Aero Peek and Snap that provide the "glass" view of the desktop and make the open windows translucent to check the desktop. The similar application from Mac OS comes when user click and hold the dock icon that represents a running application. Further, Snow Leopard permits its users to view all of the running applications in small, side-by-side windows, so that they can easily pick the required application.
The Mac OS’s Spotlight provides a powerful way to begin a new search string for getting desired results list. Windows 7 also brings desired results for programs, control panel items, documents, and media files, which is similar to Spotlight approach.
At the concluding point, Windows 7 is pitched in as the best ever operating system by Microsoft that can surely give Snow leopard a run. The competition between the two operating systems is very close and various features like usability, security, and speed are very similar.
Anuj Kumar/ITVoir Network
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