Mac(Macintosh) is second most popular operating systems for Apple devices. It accounts for nearly 10% of user share.
- Easy to use
- Best UI / UX Experience
- Integration with all devices / platform
- Very Expensive
- No Customization
Mac is best for those people who rely on better user experience and want all of their devices (Phone. smartwatch, tablet ,tv ,etc.) interconnected to each other. Moreover, for people who are UI/UX designers (graphic designers and content creators) MAC is recommended as apps like Sketch, Final Cut Pro are only available for Mac. If you are are looking for a OS for some programming and everyday use and have a nice budget then Mac is the best option.
Linux is the most widely used operating system that powers 96.3% internet all around the globe. It is based on Unix-like operating system.
- Open-Source (free)
- Most Secure (practically no viruses)
- Best community support
- Tactical Advantage for programmers
- Large variety of Distro (distributions)
- Large database of apps
- Difficult to use
- Many popular apps like (Adobe apps) are not available.
Linux is considered best for all round programmers especially Kernel programmers, internet developers. Although it is somewhat difficult to use but still many distro like Ubuntu and Linux Mint make use of a lot og GUI to make it work as an everyday use OS. Also it provides a small yet significant advantage to programmers in their job interviews. Linux is considered as a skill so provides an edge over others to its users.
Windows is the most popular operating system accounting for nearly 88% of user share.
- Not so expensive
- Compatible with almost everything
- Every app is first designed for Window
- Resource Extensive (Windows 10 require min. 2 GB ram for 64-bit)
- Not so secure
Windows is considered best for software developers (Machine Learning, Deep Learning, etc.) as it has the largest variety of apps for almost every purpose. It is very easy to use so is recommended for people who use PC for everyday use like web surfing, video streaming and have a average budget. For learning purposes Windows is considered BEST.
If you want to use your PC for everyday use and you have a budget of 1200 USD (90,000 Ruppes) then Mac is your best option. Else, you have a somewhat low budget then a windows laptop comes at 800 USD (60000 Ruppes). While for linux, you can install it for free on almost every hardware except Apple devices. But if you’re a programmer and want to learn more and also want a advantage then I would prefer Linux.