Windows 8 & OSX 10.8, The Design Similarities & Differences

Some of My Observations About Design of Modern PC Operating Systems:

After watching OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion Preview & Windows 8 consumer preview, Here are few of my observations about their design…

Windows 8 Preview Video


OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion Preview



Now All Mobile or PC (Desktop & Laptop) Apps & OS has built in Gestures support.

Apps Centered
With popularization of concept of ‘App Store’ & it’s success they switch to App Centered OS i.e. Replicating iOS (iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch) experience on Desktop & Laptop

With introduction ‘Magic Trackpad’ for Desktop ‘Touch’ OS & Apps are hot favorites of all consumers

Intel based
Now Macintosh & Windows are intel based architecture with Multithreading & Multicore technologies.

Mobile Operating System
As Apple calls OSX a Mobile operating system as they sale more laptop macintoshes than Desktops like iMac & Mac Pro

Multitouch, A Touch & Gestures with more than one finger is hot property on OS market now a days


it’s Windows
After all Windows 8 OS is after all ‘Windows’

Tablet Or PC
W8 Works on Tablet & Desktop & Laptop but OSX 10.8 only on Laptop & Desktop

Finally I have to admitt that I am writing this on my iMac, So for me Mac OSX is right choice Operating System & Personal Computer. Like Apple nobody designs hardware & software & integrates it as fluently than Apple itself.

So I choose OSX as my present & future Operating System…!!! What About You? Do let me know with comments….!!!

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

Mandar Apte

This website contains a design articles blog by Mandar Apte. He writes and shares his iOS development, graphic, web, & animation film design experience through articles. Mandar is Mumbai based multi-disciplinary designer with expertise in UI, UX, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design. He is an alumnus of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai. He currently runs his studio in the heart of the city of Mumbai.

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