Microsoft vs Apple part 6: Windows 8.1 Pro vs Mavericks

By Rich Woods When I started writing this blog, I wrote a series of posts comparing the Microsoft ecosystem to the Apple ecosystem. When Windows 8 first came out, it was highly recommended not to run it on a non- touch screen pc, so I compared Windows 8.1 preview on a non-touch screen to Mac OS X 10.8. It would seem as though that, as well as a few other posts from that series are…

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A First Look at Mavericks

by Richard Woods   So I‘ve spent the week using the brand new free Mac OS from Apple called Mavericks and the verdict is in. It is definitely an operating system. It‘s really not leaps and bounds ahead of anything else. The more experienced with Apple products that you are, the more differences you will notice. My expectations are that the average user won‘t see any visible difference.   iBooks are nice to have on…

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Microsoft vs. Apple: Part 4, Windows 8.1 on a non-touchscreen vs. Mac OS X 10.8

by Richard Woods Let’s start off as we always do, with a recap shall we? Despite the shorter battery life the Surface Pro edged out the all new MacBook Air mainly due to the tablet form factor and Windows RT 8.1 Preview beat iOS 7 beta 2 chiefly due to how well the Windows 8.1 previews run compared to the extremely buggy iOS 7 beta builds. The only victory that Apple has in these first…

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Microsoft vs. Apple: Part 1, Surface Pro vs. 11” MacBook Air

by Richard Woods   In this first installment we’re going to put the two latest products from Microsoft and Apple right against each other. Those two are the Surface Pro and the new 11″ MacBook Air. Both are sporting an Intel Core i5 processor in their base models, but that’s just about all that they have in common. For the purpose of this evaluation, we will be primarily be reviewing the 128 GB Surface Pro…

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