Overall Satisfaction with macOS
I use macOS in a Windows environment out of my own pocket (the company supplies Windows computers to its employees). I do this because of two primary reasons: One, my own personal computer used at work is not subject to the same management structure that the other office computers are subject to. This means all of my access is remote and no files reside on my computer - but it's a small price to pay for having newer technology. The other reason is that my entire technical life lives inside the Apple Ecosystem. I bought it years ago and am now too deep to even contemplate moving away. As such, my computer at work connects to my iPad and iPhone so I can use the functions of taking pictures with my phone from my computer as well as using my iPad as another monitor when needed.
- Integrates with other apple devices seamlessly
- Information passed between those devices is encrypted end to end (understanding that apple has the keys in some cases)
- Compact design
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Integration within a windows environment does require more work.
- Does not play well with PCL based network printers that do not also support PS.
- Dongles for everything
- Ease of Use
- Apple supports their hardware longer than most manufacturers, which is good.
- Apple's hardware is more expensive than similar equipment competition, which is bad but offset somewhat by its longevity.
- Apple in an Apple world works great.
- Apple in a Windows world has some work to do to get things talking.
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Anyone with an iPhone or iPad would benefit from having a macOS-based computer. Additionally, the learning curve for a new user is much less steep than for a Windows computer. Apple has updated its OS for 20+ years, however, still maintains the same basic functionality (turn on/off, open/close apps, etc), the same cannot be said for Windows (Windows Vista, 8, 8.1, 11).