Tech companies always try to revolutionize and expand their product range so that their products remain as the top sellers. Companies such as Apple and Microsoft are in the race to make their operating systems the preferred choice among users. These companies often provide updates, introduce new features to their operating systems, and even introduce newer versions of their operating systems.
OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1
Apple launched OS X Mavericks on October 22 and Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 on October 21. What users should thoroughly know is that the OS X Mavericks is a brand new release while Windows 8.1 is only an update to the slow seller Windows 8. Windows 8.1 is a completely free update for Windows 8 users. However, users running other Windows versions require spending money to avail Windows 8.1. On the other hand, OS X Mavericks is free for download.
The know how’s of Windows 8.1 and OS X Mavericks
The release of Windows 8.1 was to straighten out the complaints and suggestions concerning Windows 8 OS. Windows 8.1 incorporated the return of the Start button and many several other features that made Windows 8.1 a better package than Windows 8. OS X Mavericks also boasted many changes and enhancements like iCloud Keychain, Notifications and so on. It is to be noted that both the OSs are not head turners and cannot be classified as a huge leap forward.
The advantage for OS X Mavericks
However, the advantage OS X Mavericks has is that, Windows 8 imparts a very bad reputation among users and reviewers and OS X Mavericks will heavily benefit from it. However, OS X Mavericks has seen many issues concerning its download and few others.
Who will be the winner?
With OS X Mavericks and Windows 8.1 hitting stores around the same time, it might be a difficult competition and to judge the winner may be quite difficult. Going by the trend, Microsoft hopes Windows 8.1 sells like Windows XP and thus regains the triumphant position in the operating system market share. At the same time, Apple aims to benefit from the loss of Windows 8 and thus lead to the success of OS X Mavericks.
Downloading Windows 8 is very easy and it can be performed with ease. Downloading Windows 8 and installing it may consume some time and users will have to wait patiently until the entire process is complete. However, the installation and use of OS X Mavericks is rather complicated.