Both Mac OS X El Capitan and Windows 10 have become the new big things as far as computer operating system is concerned. Apple is the brain behind Mac OS X El Capitan, while Microsoft is the brain behind Windows 10 and both operating systems can compare side by side in so many ways.

Comparison: Mac OS X El Capitan VS Windows 10

Windows 10 is available in Beta version already and will be launched to the public in July 2015, however the new Mac OS X El Capitan will not be launched until the Fall season of 2015. Like Windows 10, Mac OS X El Capitan will also launch once, and globally- this means that users should prepare to get the Mac OS X El Capitan between September and October of 2015.

Mac OS X El Capitan


Windows 10

Mac OS X El Capitan will be free to old users. That means upgrades are free. If you are a new user, you need to pay registration fee. Price The new Windows 10 will be free to existing users, however, new users are expected to pay a startup and registration fee for any of them. Upgrades are free to users does not mean they are completely free, if you are using Windows 10, it is possible that you will still pay for features like Windows media
El Capitan can run on a number of devices. The restrictions placed on updates and use of third party software make it more secure. Advantages Users who are already using Windows Operating system will enjoy free upgrade to the new OS. It can effectively run on tablets and smartphones- this means, you can log unto all apps on all devices
You can only install software that has been approved by Apple on the new Mac OS X El Capitan and this could be a disadvantage. Disadvantages One of the disadvantages of Windows 10 is that it cannot run on Windows X86 computers.
OS X El Capitan has restriction on a number of upgrades or third party software you can install. Apple also provide a 6-digit code and two-factor security systems that make the Mac OS X El Capitan more secure. Security Windows 10 has been adjudged as the most secured Windows version ever. The in-built Antivirus in Windows 10 make it more immune to viruses, however, the leaky old windows OS may still make your computer vulnerable to some security attacks.
Mac OS X El Capitan maintains great stability and speed. Only pre-approved software can be installed on Mac OS X El Capitan but the advantage is that it saves you time and money when choosing from a wide range of software. Performance In terms of software support, Windows 10 has more third party software supports than Mac OS X El Capitan, and the upgrade to Windows 10 allows most older programs to continue to work after the upgrade. When it comes to playing Games, Windows 10 will always have an edge. Windows 10 comes with more games to choose from.
Apple has made its new Mac OS X El Capitan more secure, more curated and enhanced, but the use of third party software remains limited. The Verdict Windows provide more choices, better gaming and better user-interface, but you will spend more time searching for updates.

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