Operating systems are software applications that manage and coordinate all of the hardware and software on the computer. The operating system almost always comes pre-loaded on new computers. The most common types for personal computers are Windows, created by Microsoft, and macOS, created by Apple; however, there are other less-common systems. It’s not necessary nor important to know how an operating system works. However, it is important for the user to know which operating system they have on their computer, especially for software updates or for seeking assistance.
Choosing between the two is mostly a matter of personal preference, but the main difference between the two is simply software. You will find both to have advantages and disadvantages.
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