Operating systems really are a much of a muchness when it comes down to the nuts and bolts. Both Mac OS X and Windows let you do what you need to, provided you know how. Sure, they differ in the functionality, stability, and all the raz-a-ma-taz that surrounds the two, but really, its the foundation of the house you plan on living in, is your operating system. One thing however, that I think is totally cool about the Mac is the ability for it to determine what is connecting to it and make pretty icons on the desktop for me…
For example if I connect a USB disk to my mac, what do I see?
…a pretty little USB “branded” icon. Ok, so wow, right? Nope, it doesn’t end there. If I plug something in via firewire, presto, this appears:
My mac is even so smart he knows the difference between a removable drive and an external hard drive…look at these two icons (removable on the left, external on the right):
…and of course, the backup of choice for mac fans everywhere – time machine…Format your drive as a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) drive and designate it as your Time Macine backup drive, and of course, he gets his own icon as well:
…Come on, if you’ve never used a mac before and you are using external media types, aren’t you jealous now?!?