“I never worry about drivers on my other computer, the Mac. And that computer hardly ever crashes. While it’s true the Unix underpinnings of OS X are part of the reason for this, it’s also true that even pre-OS X Macs were less crashy than their Windows cousins,” writes Executive Editor, David Coursey for ZDNet.
Coursey continues, “Why? Partly because of one of the chief differences between Apple and Microsoft: Apple is a monopoly. Sure, I know a court says Microsoft is one, too. But in this case, I’m talking about Apple having control over the operating system, many of the applications, all the hardware, and some of the peripherals, of which there aren’t so many in the first place. This gives Apple such tight control of its platform that, in some ways, it’s hard to believe it could ever crash at all (and it hardly ever does). For Microsoft, creating a bomb-proof OS is much more difficult, simply because Microsoft doesn’t control as much of the platform as Apple does.”
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