Compose a 1750 words assignment on mac os versus windows os. Needs to be plagiarism free! Mediati (2009) stated that both the products offer a large icon display. However, Snow Leopard excels by providing finer support for 512-by-512 pixels icons while Windows provides support for a maximum display of 256-by-256 pixels.
Har-Even (2009) described a great feature of the Snow Leopard version- Spaces, which can be considered as virtual desktops. These virtual desktops can be used to place different applications. Such a feature is still to be seen in Windows. MAC OS X has a better-looking interface and is easier when it comes to navigation.
Franklin (2009) explained that one of the new features from Microsoft is Windows Aero. which gives a ‘glass’ view to the users. It enables the users to see the desktop which is present behind the active windows. It works when the cursor lingers over the small bar in the lower right corner of the desktop. this makes all the windows go transparent. This feature has another aspect with respect to the applications. When the user lingers over an application in the taskbar to hover over its respective thumbnail, all the other windows become transparent and the application window turns active. This glass effect is very attractive and the visual effects are impressive.
Franklin (2009) further explained that Snow Leopard also possesses a similar feature of bringing out the active windows in a prominent manner. It achieves this by clicking and holding onto a running application icon in the dock. this enables the shrunk application to become visible on the screen prominently while the rest of the screen darkens. The application tends to become prominent on the screen no matter which Space it is currently within, therefore it serves to be an effective way of jumping between different desktops. Snow Leopard offers this feature better than Windows 7 as Snow Leopard’s technique seems more integrated with the rest of the screen. Snow Leopard offers greater ease to switch between the windows. The application-centric .tendency of the operating system gives the applications greater accessibility by putting application shortcuts on the left side of the dock. .