Windows Xp And Mac Os X


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  • In this presentation we will be comparing Microsoft Windows XP and Apple OS X.
  • In this presentation we will be comparing Microsoft Windows XP and Apple OS X.
  • In this presentation we will be comparing Microsoft Windows XP and Apple OS X.
  • In this presentation we will be comparing Microsoft Windows XP and Apple OS X.
  • In this presentation we will be comparing Microsoft Windows XP and Apple OS X.
  • In this presentation we will be comparing Microsoft Windows XP and Apple OS X.
  • Windows Xp And Mac Os X

    1. 1.  Applegeeks Lite © 2006 Mohammad Haque & Ananth Panagariya. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
    2. 2. What OS Do You Need?  Applegeeks Lite © 2006 Mohammad Haque & Ananth Panagariya. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
    3. 3. Our Outline  User interface  User friendliness, intuitivism  Hardware and software compatibility  Included and add on applications  Media Features  Editions and Costs
    4. 4. In-depth Interface • Mac OS X and Windows XP have similar interfaces and tools. We’ll be comparing: –Desktops –Access to Applications –File Organization –Personalizing Settings
    5. 5. Mac OS X Desktop  Mac OS X Desktop with menus at top of screen and Dock at bottom of screen
    6. 6. Windows XP Desktop Windows XP desktop with taskbar and Start Menu at bottom of screen ↓
    7. 7. Accessing Applications The Windows Start Menu offers access to nearly every application installed, and to multiple versions of each application. However, unless the menu is kept organized, it has the tendency to become cluttered and any one application is hard to find among the many. The Mac OS X Dock is much more streamlined, and contains fewer items. However, it can hold fewer items before becoming cluttered. It also doubles as a task bar, with active applications indicated with small black triangles and animation.
    8. 8. Finding Your Files  The Mac OS X Finder allows the user to start browsing from several common locations. The Windows Explorer shows the exact location of any folder that you are browsing using the compact Folder view in the leftmost panel, referred to as the “Explorer Bar.” Other Explorer Bar views include Search, Favorites, and History.
    9. 9. Better Browsing Buttons ^ The Windows XP Toolbar is not as easily customizable and only includes basic browsing options. Advanced features can be accessed from the menu bar. Another new feature of Mac OS X is the Spotlight. This feature is a more advanced version of the Google Desktop search and is integrated into the OS. It allows you to search your computer and the Internet from your desktop with instant results.  The Mac OS X Toolbar can be customized with any of dozens of buttons.
    10. 10. Customizing Your Computer  The Windows XP Control Panel offers categories the user can browse to, to change settings. The OS X System Preferences folder offers an organized view of the icons, with less browsing required to access specific settings. In either operating system, the settings windows’ appearance can be changed to suit the user’s preferences.
    11. 11. Users and Usability  There are several differences to get used to in the area of usability and convenience:  Keyboard Shortcuts  Mice  Positioning of window buttons
    12. 12. Kwick Keys  Most Apple shortcuts are similar to Windows ones  Use Command () key instead of Control  -C, -X, -V for Copy, Cut, Paste  “Option” Key replaces Alt.  Control Key is used less.
    13. 13. Building a Better Mouse • Macs used to come with a one-button mouse • Instead of right-clicking, Control-click brought up a context menu • Now ships with new four-button “Mighty Mouse” • USB Windows Mice also work on Macs
    14. 14. Wacky Window Whatsits ^The classic Windows title bar has received few structural changes, though a few cosmetic changes (red “Close” button, gradients, etc.) have been made. Thus, the basic structure is: A menu icon at the far left, the title, and, at the far right, the “Minimize,” “Maximize” and “Close” buttons, from left to right. ^ To someone used to the Windows title bar, the Mac title bar may seem a bit strange, and vice versa. The Title, centered, goes between the control buttons at the left of the bar, (“Close,” “Minimize”, and “Shrink to Fit” from left to right), and the Finder’s Toolbar button at the far right.
    15. 15. Compatibility Concepts  Hardware •Proprietarity •Upgradability •File Systems  Software •Games •Applications •Media
    16. 16. Proprietary Parts  Microsoft does not make much hardware: mainly joysticks, mice, keyboards, etc.  Therefore Windows XP has to work no matter what hardware is thrown at it, with just device driver changes.  Mac OS X is designed to just work on Apple Computer systems.
    17. 17. Up! Up! And Upgrade!  PCs can consist of any combination of hardware: therefore upgrades are easy to carry out.  The main difficulty is if the hardware changes enough to make XP think it’s a different computer. This is unlikely though.  Apple Computers are very hard to upgrade: generally only the HDD and RAM can be upgraded easily.
    18. 18. File Formats  Windows XP supports the FAT file system and the NTFS file system.  FAT is more compatible, especially with other versions of Windows.  NTFS can only be written to from Windows  Mac OS X uses HFS+ by default, but also supports HFS, UFS, AFP, ISO 9660, FAT, UDF, NFS, SMBFS and NTFS (read only).
    19. 19. All Work and No Play…  Windows is the main non-console platform used for developing games.  Many console games are developed for use on PCs running Windows as well.  However, there is a growing trend to make games compatible with Mac OS X as well.  Due to non-upgradeability, Macs cannot keep up with gaming tech though (without total replacement)
    20. 20. Application Comparison • Applications: • Mac Windows Equivalent • iTunes Windows Media Player (Audio and video playback) • iMovie Windows Movie maker • iPhoto Includes a photo import from digital camera or scanner Wizard Downloadable or can be bought from 3rd party company • Mail Outlook Express • DVD Player Windows Media Player (with decompressor) • Xcode MS Visual Studio Suite (purchased separately) • Dictionary Online or via 3rd party application • iCal Outlook Express (built in calendar viewer), or 3rd party application • iChat Windows Messenger, MSN Messenger, NetMeeting, Phone Dialer • Safari Internet Explorer or alternative browser • Preview (PDF) Adobe Acrobat Reader
    21. 21. Windows XP and Mac OS X Costs • Windows XP Home costs about $129 for the upgrade version or $199 for the full version, and Windows XP Professional costs $199 to $250 for the upgrade, and $299 for the full version. The Tablet Edition and Media Center Edition only come in an OEM package with a compatible configuration such as a Media Center PC or a tablet PC. • Mac OS X costs $129 for the single user license or $199 for the 5-user license.
    22. 22. Apple FrontRow • All new Macs now include FrontRow, a piece of software similar to Windows Media Center Edition • It does not include a TV tuner and record feature since the graphic cards don’t support it. • It includes a wireless remote similar MCE’s remote but tailored to the Mac.
    23. 23. Windows Media Center Edition • Windows XP Media Center Edition includes every thing from FrontRow but also includes TV viewing and recording plus ability to listen to the radio. • It too includes a remote that controls most of its functions • This is the best media package for Windows XP and is being used as the main entertainment center in more and more homes.
    24. 24. Decisions, decisions… Why Mac?  For professions such as graphic art, music and video editing, or Web designing or anyone interested in any media arts, whether as a job or a hobby, a Mac is probably the best bet.  Mac users tend to be very loyal and articulate about the benefits of Mac OS X, proclaiming, “Once you go Mac, you never go back.”
    25. 25. Decisions, decisions… Why Windows?  For businesses, people who like to upgrade their computer’s capabilities, or average computer users who simply don’t need that much power and are looking to save money, then a PC with Windows would probably be the better option.  One group of people, though, who will definitely need PCs are the hardcore gamers, since many games aren’t available for Macs.
    26. 26. Conclusion  Overall, Mac OS X and Windows XP are both great operating systems and any one is neither good nor bad. It’s just that one of them may be better at something the other is not, that is, certain applications and functions. Both are highly recommended by the major companies and vendors and, of course, by their users.