The two most popular operating systems for PC and Mac right now are Windows 10 and Mac OS X El Capitan. These operating systems are the most up to date and there isn’t any other operating system that can even come close to their performance. Today we’re going to pin the two operating systems against each other and see what they have to offer.
Windows 10 vs. Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan – Price
Basically, both companies give out their operating systems for free to already existing users. For example, Apple’s operating system can be simply downloaded straight from the App Store. Worth mentioning is that even though El Capitan can be downloaded for free, not all OS X software updates are free. Additionally, if customers decide to acquire a brand new Mac they will also receive Photos, Numbers, Pages, iMovie and many more features for free.
Microsoft decided to go another route than Apple. Customers will be able to find Windows 10 also for free ,but in the Microsoft’s own notification app. In fact, Microsoft has been receiving some harsh criticism for the way it has aggressively advertised Windows 10. It’s safe to say that the US tech giant has done its best to persuade users to switch to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and Windows 8. Also, Microsoft has provided Windows 10 users with free updates for one full year.
Windows 10 vs. Mac OS X 10.11 El Captain – Performance
Microsoft has actually managed to enhance Windows 10 to the point that it moves faster than Windows 8. The new operating system uses DirectX 12 which is quite impressive. Especially since DirectX 12 has been designed so that it makes the most out of the user’s graphics processing unit thus providing stable FPS rates when gaming.
On the other hand, Apple’s El Capitan is also much more powerful than its earlier version. In fact, reports are showing that it is 1.4X faster than the previous version. This is the result of Apple’s latest 3D technology known as Metal. This technology enhances the operating system’s graphics rendering capabilities by up to 40x in comparison with the old OpenGL. We should mention that Apple has been doing its best to make Mac OS X 10.11 support PC exclusive games.