What is the difference between a Pc and a Mac?
July 23, 2009 7:58am CST
What is the difference between a Personal computer and a Mac? Thanks
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23 Jul 09
Technically, a Mac *is* a personal computer. The term "PC" has come to mean a Windows computer, but that's not what it originally meant. The main difference between Mac computers and those called PCs is their operating system. Some other operating systems are Linux and Ubuntu. The machines running them are personal computers also. Most machines can be adapted to run more than one operating system, and that doesn't change the fact that they're still personal computers. Newer Macs can run Windows. So is the machine a PC or a Mac?
23 Jul 09
What I know is that: That a mac is a short for macintosh and a pc is short for personal computer. That a mac comes from the Apple company and a pc comes from any other computer company. That a mac is usually more expensive then a pc because apple aim for quality, not quantity. That a mac sometimes lack the ability to use some applications or show specific websites due to the difference between the macs and pc's operating systems.