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OS X 10.11 El Capitan vs. Windows 10 – OS Showdown

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Apple has finally uploaded the OS X 10.11 El Capitan on its Mac app store and the users started to install it immediately, in order to take advantage of the new features and interface, desktop management, Safari etc. Microsoft brought its new OS on July 29, being a free update only for the users who bought a license for the Windows 7/8/8,1. In this article, we’ll put these new operating systems side by side in order to see which one has more attractive features.

Browsers

Until OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Safari was a battery killer and that’s why Apple needed to redesign it. The novelty in OS X 10.11 El Capitan is that the users can pin tabs, to access them more easily, but the developers still need to work on the bookmark system. However, we’ve heard that Apple will launch a new browser, with new features, so it won’t be accused of borrowing features from Microsoft.

As for Microsoft, the team replaced the Internet Explorer with “Edge”, but this new browser doesn’t have the option to pin tabs.

Split Screen

Microsoft is already an expert in windows management, and in Windows 10, the users can snap windows to the four corners and run two windows in split-screen.

Apple’s Split View feature was also inspired from Microsoft’s snap window mode, meaning that the users can also drag a window to one side of the screen, splitting it so there can run two applications side by side, simultaneously. But, the good news is that there’s a new multi-desktop mode, based on the Mission Control, but which is cleaner.

Notes vs EverNote vs OneNote

Microsoft made OneNote a “mini Word” for its Surface tablets. Evernote is another successful application which is used by millions of people who installed it in order to benefit from its free features, but those who are paying a subscription can use the premium features.

Apple revamped Notes, which contains now images, videos, links etc, which can be synced across all Apple devices. The application has a new checklists feature which is more useful than Clear.

Searching Capabilities

Apple has Spotlight, which allows the users to find information quickly, no matter if they’re looking for documents they’ve wrote one month ago, or sports scores, news or weather predictions.

Windows 10 integrated Cortana, borrowing it from the Windows Phone. This virtual assistant is a combination between Siri and Google Now, as it can take voice commands and does its best to provide the best results.