Which is Best - Windows 8 or Lion?
With Apple coming closer to mobiles with its new OS upgrade Lion, there are talks about these both operating systems on which one will have an upper hand in Mobiles, Lion or Windows 8. Let us carefully see which one clearly has better opportunities to flourish.
Apple developed the Mac’s OS for desktops and laptops. However, its recent upgrade Lion brought them closer to mobile phones, with services like iMessages making an appearance on Lion from iOS. Twitter is one of the apps that integrated in the OS upgrade, Lion.
Lion, unlike Windows 8 is not for tablets in the first place. Tablets share similar operating systems with Mobiles. Now if an operating system cannot adapt easily to a tablet, how can it fare on a mobile phone? Let carefully observe Mac’s operating system Lion to understand this better.
If the comparison comes to looks and interface, Windows 8 has an advantage. Windows 8 has a Metro style when it comes to interface. Metro interface has tiles on the home screen, which is more suitable for tablets and mobiles. Lion upgrade brought Mac’s operating system closer to mobiles but only features from iOS Â were accepted and not its interface. The interface of Lion is still the like the home screen of its predecessor.
Mac’s operating system could be little better evolved than Windows 8 when it comes to desktops; but that holds good for only traditional desktops. Since people are inclined to tablets and touch centric devices, Windows 8 has an advantage here. There has not been much talk about notifications in Windows 8 but there was a recent blog post that explained developers how notifications work in Windows 8. This might mean notifications would be a possibility on Windows 8 soon. Apple’s notification system is already up in place and doing quite well. This is an advantage for Lion.
One thing that Lion does not have and Windows 8 has, is the ‘Live Tiles’. The tiles on the Windows 8 home screen interface are full of information that is real-time. Lion has icons on the bottom of its screen from where applications are accessible. They do not carry / display any information on them. They are merely icons that lead you to the application.
When you compare apps in both the operating systems, then Lion wins the game because Apple has already built an eco system around apps. Microsoft is trying to do the same thing with Windows 8. However, it might take some time for Microsoft to create something as big as what Apple has already done.
In addition, if you talk about web browsers in both the operating systems, Windows 8 has better chances to win it. Safari is not a great browser and not many people who do not own a Mac use it. Even a few Mac users have turned to other web browsers like Firefox and Chrome. Overall, Windows 8 has better chances of being the king of the jungle when compared to Lion.
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