It’s widely known now that Windows 7 will be released on October 22nd of this year, and Mac OS X Snow Leopard will also come out to the public in September. There’s no doubt that each operating system update brings fairly outstanding features to each platform, whether they be under the hood or with the user interface. That said, Business Insider has posted an article with their “Ten Reasons Why People Will Upgrade To Windows 7.” And while I agree with most of the list, it is funny to think that Mac OS X has had many of these for a while.
Here is the list without the descriptions they provided:
- Easy Wi-Fi connection
- Fewer pop-ups
- Easier to share files
- Device Stage
- BitLocker support for removable storage
- Faster boot-up
- Less annoying User Account Control
- Multi-touch feature
- It’s not Vista
See what I mean? From the top, Mac OS X has always made it super easy to connect to wireless networks with a simple Airport icon in the menu bar. Furthermore, pop-ups on Mac OS X aren’t really an issue at all, seeing as how the user interface has been designed in such a way to make notifications work seamlessly (for example, there is Growl, even though it’s not made by Apple).
To point out a few other things, my Mac OS X machines have always booted up fast, and I’ve never had to deal with an ugly UAC as the Preferences window is clean and easy to use.
Like I said, this list from Business Insider points out some great updates to Windows, but I just find it interesting that such simple things have taken so long.